Okay, let’s get sappy for a moment. It’s Olympic season—let’s put a little sap into all that muscle. For two weeks most people around me are glued to whatever device they have access to, holding their breaths, and hoping their favorites take gold. Stories are being told of how these Olympians do it—how they defeat the […]Read More Hey, there’s some sap on your back.
Last night I had a temper tantrum. I realized it was going to be summer vacation in three weeks! I was supposed to be just about done my WIP at this point! The summer was going to be for beta readers and then a final round of adjustments. The thing is, you see, I’m nowhere […]Read More Am I doing something wrong?
One of the things I’ve been hashing out with a of the members of my critique group is the different kinds of feedback, and the value of each. What sparked this discussion is the fact that both of us spend a lot of time editing parts of our wips that will end up being cut, […]Read More Partials, alphas, and betas, oh my!
Climbing out of a black hole after a sickness…..it can be a difficult thing to do….still coughing like a champion smoker..on antibiotics round number 2….wondering what kind of character I’d make in a book. I don’t recall using common illness in fiction. It’s so dull. Two nights ago, a series I love, Writer’s Confession aired. […]Read More The artist and the mule.