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 when … Continue reading Write Drunk, Edit Sober?
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!
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 realized … Continue reading Good Riddance, 2017
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 a … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links
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
I've decided I'm going to analyze my writing week (every week) and share the motto that best fits what I experienced. This week, editing was a primary focus. Not because I was busy with editing clients, but because one of my novels had an editor I wasn't happy with, and it finally caught up to … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links
by Staci Troilo Hello. If you’re stopping by hoping to read another anecdote about my family or my friends, you’re going to be disappointed today. Or maybe not. We’ve been discussing my relationships for a while now. I’ve told you stories about my grandparents, my parents, my siblings. You’ve read about my husband, my kids, … Continue reading Getting to the Heart of A Different Matter
Congratulations to those of you who earned win badges from NaNoWriMo. Hitting the 50,000 word mark is an accomplishment for anyone; doing it in thirty days is a highlight few will ever be able to say they managed to hit. Now what? It’s easy to coast on a sugar cookie high (who wouldn’t want to … Continue reading It’s NaNoEditMo—Five Ways to be Sure You’re Successful This Editcember
Of course you edit! What kind of ridiculous question is that? I don't mean ever, naturally. I mean as you write. I've heard this topic discussed a lot, and my friend Joy (joykeeney.wordpress.com) just blogged her way through her thoughts on the topic. What's a writer to make of it all? Here's my two cents … Continue reading To Edit or Not to Edit, That is the Question