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The Importance of Time Away as You Revise

As I’ve been working on revisions, I’ve noticed that 30 pages a day works well for me. It’s usually 4 hours of actual time at the computer making changes. Which may not sound like a lot, but that’s just the … Continue reading

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I'm Back!

  It’s been almost 5 weeks since my last post or my last visit to blogs. *Big wave* I can’t tell you how much it helped to remove the blogging writing and reading and downsize the social media. It’s the … Continue reading

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The Fear of the Sequel

The first draft felt pretty good. The second draft was something I survived. The beta comments told me I had a long way to go in revising the sequel to The Six Train to Wisconsin. As I struggle through my … Continue reading

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What I Do With Beta Reader Feedback

After I have taken a pass through my first draft, I enlist 2-4 beta readers, people I know who are willing to read my work and give me feedback. Gwen Stephens inspired this post by asking me how I process  my … Continue reading

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Reblog: JM McDowell’s Revision Molasses

  Today, I thought I’d share one of my favorite blog posts by JM McDowell, where she talks about her recent revision battles. It’s an inspiring post and I hope you enjoy it! http://jmmcdowell.com/2012/11/17/either-im-getting-stronger-or-the-molasses-is-getting-thinner/#more-3870

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What Comes Next…

  I sent my revised manuscript to the agent on Sunday. 1000 lbs off my shoulders. And Monday morning I faced a new unknown… What comes next. I still had blog posts and social media stuff to do. But this … Continue reading

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My Revision Process

This is what my desk currently looks like… Because I am in the middle of massive re-visioning of my book. Everyone has a process for this. A plan of attack. Here’s what works for me. I print out the entire … Continue reading

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Notes from the Revision Wars–Epiphany #337

This is what I thought my draft looked like before I started revising. I thought every work counted. That every scene was as streamlined as it could be. That the manuscript couldn’t be tightened. This is what it actually looked … Continue reading

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Highlights from the SCBWI Winter Conference

The beloved Lin Oliver and unforgettable Henry Winkler signed copies of their book. Super excited to get a pic with both of them. Henry was a surprise guest who gave a rousing speech to us that made me want to … Continue reading

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Notes from the Revision Wars

Today, I had one of those soul crushing battles with my writing. I’d been editing this book for 5 weeks. When I finished the micro edits done on a chapter by chapter basis, I felt like I had a stronger … Continue reading

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