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Revising Reminds Me of Moving

Right now I am pretty much the busiest I have ever been. I am working back and forth a little with my agent of awesomeness on my book, my kid is doing the usual thing–dance classes, preschool, playgroups, etc., and oh yeah WE’RE MOVING. We’ve been packing and cleaning out closets, storage bins, etc. It’s …

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Revisions

Revisions are a part of every author’s life. You write a story, and when you’re writing it, you absolutely fall in love with the whole thing. It’s the greatest thing ever written, and then you go back and read through it–whoa. It’s pretty crappy. So, you go through again, and make it suck less. You …

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It’s Tough Being a Night Owl

I’m most productive at from about 2-4am. When you say that people look at you like you’re a few jacks full of a short deck. Then they try to cover it real quick with something like, “Oh, I’m a night owl too. Sometimes I stay up until midnight.” Midnight? Really? You think that makes you …

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My Book In a Picture

My good friend Jason A. Myers wordled his book this morning, and because I am spending a lot of time on some editing notes for mine today I thought I’d follow suit. So, without further adue, I give you Sketch! Aw, it looks so cute like that. 🙂 Any gueses as to what the name …

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Self Doubt and Suckage

This writing thing’s a tough gig. You write a story–polish it until your eyes go crosseyed, and then query it to fabulous agents that you know can champion your book with the best of them. It’s all very exciting and fun-filled. But, then you wait…. …and you wait…. … and just when you thought you …

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Past or Present

Okay, I’ve had my book in both past and present tense, and I am STILL not sure which one is the way to go… so I have the first few lines written BOTH ways for your viewing pleasure. <br /> <a href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1676901/” mce_href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1676901/”>Should Sketch McGee be written in past or present tense?</a><span style=”font-size:9px;” mce_style=”font-size:9px;”>(<a href=”http://www.polldaddy.com” …

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Editing is Delicious…

I LOVE editing, I mean seriously. Writing the story is one thing, but shaping it into something fabulous and wonderful makes me so happy. Sketch is fun to edit, but it’s difficult as well. I didn’t feel like my family of villains was bad enough… so now I need some super swankalicious high powered gadgets …

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WiP Wednesday #4

24105 / 65000 words. 37% done! I officially made it past the 20k mark in my book! I feel like that is such a milestone. It’s when the book kind of starts gluing itself together and revealing all it’s juicy secrets to you. You start to fall in love with all the right characters, and …

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WiP Wednesday #3

15046 / 65000 words. 23% done! Oh Snap!  Look at me! I hit the 15k word mark, and let’s face it, that just makes me a total pimp, right? I have been hard at work with good ‘ol Sketch McGee, and I love the twist the story has taken. Her super power has become more …

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Meet Sketch!

Okay, so in my mind… Sketch is so much cooler when she’s all cartoon character’d out. So I found this on the internet, played around to make it super sketch… and now I have her! I love her!  It’s so perfect! I just think this is total Sketch McGee. I have been writing like a …

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Work in Progress Wednesday #3

9088 / 80000 words. 11% done! Well,that isn’t too bad!  Despite the fact that I am apparently a crazy nutcase this week, I did actually get some writing done. Look at that!  It’s more than ten percent, so that makes me happy!  I really like where the story is going so far, too. I love …

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