The Like Edit

I've talked in the past about the numerous edits that take place for a story. You write the manuscript and then you go through it again and clean it up. It goes out to beta readers who give you their opinions and then it's off to your editor. For me, that normally means a developmental... Continue Reading →

Edits Take Two

It's that time again. Second edits for my two demon books have hit my email. So now I have to dive into those redline edits and clean up my books. There is something so satisfying about reading through the manuscript for another time and finishing the line changes. Tweaking it and making sure it is... Continue Reading →

When You Least Expect It

Last week I waxed poetic on my blog about the wonder of spring and how the snow was behind us. Apparently Mother Nature read my blog and thought she would play an April's Fool joke on me. When I woke up on April 1st I was greeted with snow on the ground and blowing snow... Continue Reading →

Here’s To A New Beginning

Writing can be a rollercoaster. The excitement of going up that hill, sitting at the top, and then racing down again while bringing readers along with us is a wonderful experience. But what you might not realize is that we (the writer) have to ride that rollercoaster over and over again, laying the tracks out... Continue Reading →

Writing the Un-Story

In my last blog I talked about sending my manuscript off to my editor to start edits. In the meantime, I have started a new story. It's actually one that I hadn't planned on writing. And honestly? I don't know if I will finish it. (Does that sound strange?) But the really interesting thing about... Continue Reading →

When an Author Goes Stir Crazy

So this past week was hard for me. I'll admit it. Quarantine had final pushed my buttons, and I was feeling stir crazy. Maybe it had to do with the ridiculously cold and snowy (yes, snowy) weather we continue to have. Last time I checked, Mother Nature, it was May... Anyhoo, since I've been cooped... Continue Reading →

Proof Positive

My proofreading editor sent back FOR BETTER OR FOR WOLF to me today with the final proof edits. And as I go through them I think about all the steps that got me to this (somewhat) last edit. Brainstorming that started back in the prior book of the series so I could set up the... Continue Reading →

Just One More Chapter

I thought I would share my new T shirt with you. What do you think? Obviously, any avid reader would give a thumbs up to the idea of "Just One More Chapter" and I found it especially cute since it had a cat with glasses on it. How can you go wrong with a bespectacled... Continue Reading →

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