Friday Finds

Ciao, amici! How was your week? After one of the worst migraines I’ve had in years left me locked in a dark bedroom most of the weekend (when I had planned to write, darn it), I started catching up on missed messages early Monday morning. I had missed not one editing project, but two. AndContinue reading “Friday Finds”

This Author’s Six Month Checkup

January 1 was (roughly) six months ago. I hate making resolutions, but I had a lot of plans for this year. Isn’t it funny how things change? My plans have morphed (in some cases, considerably), and I thought I’d tell you how it’s all shaping up. Am I celebrating? Read on to find out. IfContinue reading “This Author’s Six Month Checkup”

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Are you sick of me asking where the week went? I am. But I still can’t believe how fast the days are passing. (I’d say I sound like an old lady, but my kids would agree too quickly. And enthusiastically.) Anyway, this week’s post spoke to me because I spent a good chunk of myContinue reading “Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links”

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Ciao, folks. Sorry about the delay with this one. As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve been busy, busy, busy! Without further ado, this week’s inspiration: This quote is by Patricia Fuller. It resonated with me because, in addition to finishing a first draft and releasing a novella this week, I’ve been pouring over galley proofs forContinue reading “Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links”

Write Drunk, Edit Sober?

If you’re a writer, you’ve heard that saying. (If you skipped the title, look up or at the graphic.) Have you ever tried it? The first part, I mean. I have to say, I haven’t. But there have been days I considered it. Oh, there have been days… Editing, however, is another matter. That’s whenContinue reading “Write Drunk, Edit Sober?”

Happy 2018!

Dilly dilly! (Sorry. Couldn’t pass up a chance to be socially relevant to start the new year.) 2017 is officially in the past. Happy New Year! Welcome, 2018! A few days ago I posted my “2017 Year in Review” post. In the spirit of endings and beginnings, I have my “What to Expect in 2018”Continue reading “Happy 2018!”

Good Riddance, 2017

I’ve been blogging for several years now. Some years I write a “year in review” post; others I don’t. I was going to skip it this year, but a friend and fellow writer (C. S. Boyack) wrote one, as he does every year, and when I read both his post and the comments, I realizedContinue reading “Good Riddance, 2017”

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

This week was all about editing. I edited for clients, I edited for friends. And now I’m going through three massive galley edits of my own work. That’s a lot of editing. I thought this quote was appropriate because of both its beauty and its accuracy. Writing is a passion—a burning need to share aContinue reading “Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links”

Rules We Memorize

I’ve been pretty busy lately with editing, both for clients and myself. One of the authors I work with said something to me that got me thinking. Commas and hyphens are the minions of Satan. I’ll never figure out how to use them. Anyone who knows me knows math is the bane of my existence.Continue reading “Rules We Memorize”