So, a while back I hired an editor to work on Fate of the Red Queen. I’ll admit, I struggled, which came as a shock, because I’m usually quite willing to do battle with a book, and I’ve generally embraced commentary–even commentary I don’t agree with–because they make me think! And THAT makes the writing… Read More Tapping the Edits
I was stuck with one of my drafts of Sen of the Woods, and had another writer friend, Claire Ryan read it. “What’s it about?” I had to ask her. I didn’t know. And THAT should have been my key into what was wrong, but I was too close to it, and needed Claire’s help.… Read More Facing a Critique that Feels Like Doom!
I’ve never had a need for a bucket list. There was nothing I had to do before I died—or so I thought. Visiting Machu Picchu, seeing inside a true Mongolian gher, training more in Latosa Escrima, or HEMA, and even writing full time wasn’t something I had to do. For the latter, I can… Read More Two Tweets: How the Writing Bucket List Got Started