I am back to revising after the contracting that got out of control. I had to set a new goal- to finish this draft by early October. Namely, before I go to Japan for vacation. Due to all that kerfuffle, I’m not sure I want toRead More
I’ve moved to the Boston area. This was an insane cross-country move that John and I prepped well for but was still a massive stress producer. We still have boxes around the house, and I don’t know where many of my physical possessions are. IRead More
A week and a half ago I discussed my manuscript with my friend N. N is a literary agent who does nonfiction. She also does editing for her agency. However, she reads hundreds of novels every year, mostly genre ones. She was curious about myRead More
My favorite reader and I sat down and discussed the current manuscript draft. He brought up several kinds of issues. Most of these I agreed needed fixing.
Fairly easy name issues: Some names are inconsistent, so I’ll want to make those are all correctRead More
I took a week’s vacation in San Diego, which is a beautiful place. I stayed with John and our moms on Ocean Beach. Every night we got lulled to sleep by the waves breaking outside. Revision was slow going, though, and I sent my secondRead More