Production Update

Now that the Containment Unit is completed (more on that in a future post!), I have a pile of projects that have been neglected to one degree or another since March. THE BANTAM I have a printout of the latest version and I will be going over it one last time, trying out some tips […]


Working with an Editor: Not Change, But Evolution

While I worked for years – twelve of them – on my book, I knew one day I’d eventually send it to an editor as the final trial before publication. What I pictured that editor doing to my book either involved many measuring tapes and 10x magnifying loupes, many feather dusters or many match books. […]

Audio and Print Proofing

Biathlon of Proofing

The audio files for proofing/QC arrived on Saturday morning, which was perfect timing for getting them reviewed and sending my comments back on schedule, but wow that was an intensive weekend. My back and neck (plus right shoulder) are not happy with me. Thankfully I got out for a couple hours this weekend to walk […]

NaNoWriMo Recap

I suppose I should talk about NaNoWriMo. About juggling multiple projects in a month-long attempt to write 50,000 words. I did the same for last year’s NaNoWriMo in this post and that format seems as good as any to rip off and use again. Goal Checklist Complete a new draft of Love & Pickpockets, goal of […]

Plymouth Cordage Company Ropewalk

Love My Deadlines

I think I must thrive on anxiety. Of course, if that were true, my sciatic nerve wouldn’t be quite so loud right now, and the panic attacks that have been kicking up more frequently of late might not even be a consideration. But still, I work best under pressure. Or more consistently under pressure? Whatever. […]

Kermit Typing

Unreasonable Goals

Despite having trouble settling back into my writing rituals, after so much time distracted by my day job’s project (which is thankfully LAUNCHED and now confined back into the hours of a normal work day), I am attempting to stick to the deadlines I set myself. First: Finish this revision pass of Salvage and submit […]

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