7 Days of Edits…

…on a manuscript 2.5 years in the making (but, hey, who’s counting?) I have to say that when going from page 1-300, again and again for seven days (but, hey, who’s counting), it is WILDLY satisfying to be able to take a quick break, do another task,...

A day to catch my breath

Ugh…been dealing with a WIP that WON’T END. Two years, 1st draft at 80K was burned, then I did another 87K, and that was burned, now I’m at 72K…and…maybe it’s working? At least, I like the first-one hundred pages. So, I’ve sent it off to some CPs and...

The last quarter of 2019

It’s so odd to think that 2019 will be over in 3 months. I feel like it’s just begun. Or perhaps, I feel as though there should be a rewind button. I struggled with the writing starting in November 2018, where nothing worked and nothing made sense, and...

Ack, I pulled a Wil E. Coyote

Yup, totally did it. I was writing, totally in draft mode, okay with this-is-horrendous-but-just-get-it-done-mode, getting in the word count…then I looked down. By which, I mean, I started thinking about edits and beta readers and this was draft #6 and why...

A Few Mad Fools

Much thanks to Ava Woolf for inviting me to participate in her Twelve Questions Project, (“A FEW MAD FOOLS is a compendium of interviews with creatives in the arts that invites guests and readers to reflect on their relationship with creativity and their selves....

EPL Summer Series Schedule

You’ll want to double-check the time/date with the branches, but this is my summer schedule for the EPL’s Summer Series. I’ll be talking about snow, dogs, stars, insects, and fairy tales, and how our stories make the world better. (I’ll also...