Adaptive Editing And Why It Works

I am a hardcore believer in a writer can write anytime, anywhere, on anything. When you want to make words, you find a way to make them. From the morning commute, to the fifteen minute breaks at call centers, to the generous lunch hour, to the twenty minutes before bed, and beyond. You can write on…

Traveling Through An Americana Fairytale

Now that I’ve got my “Americana Fairytale” first beta notes back from Cate Ashwood the revision can begin in earnest. Currently, I’m aiming for a November submission time, but we’ll see about that. What have I learned from Cate’s notes? I should never ever try to write a novel in a month I’ve been a…

How To Edit A Novella In Three Days

Novella edits? Don’t panic! Over the weekend, I received my edits to Pawn Takes Rook, awesome right? Well here’s the thing, I had to turn them in by Wednesday. I was booked solid with the second week of college. That only left Friday through Sunday. That’s right. I had three days to edit a novella….

Happy New Year!

Russia – 2013 – Courtesy of Reuters It’s a New Year! How did that happen? Not to point it out like the six billion people on the planet, it seems the Mayans had it wrong. Or someone horribly mistranslated somewhere along the way. Where’s that guy? I want his job. But without too much fanfare,…

Adventures In Publishing

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas even if here in Pensacola it’s been upper 70s on average. In December. And climate change isn’t a thing. And denial is a river in Egypt. But anyway. Adventures in Publishing Update on my adventures in the world of soon to be a published author. So far I have…