Tag: Editing

I’m Stuck in a Re-Writing Cycle

I’m Stuck in a Re-Writing Cycle

Posted May 25, 2022 in Writing // 3 Comments

I really love to write. I don’t always have the time for it, but every time I’m able to sit downpour long enough to fall into a story, I’m swept away. I love to tell the stories and create the characters. I have hundreds of story ideas. But realistically? I zero manuscripts that are truly completed and ready for query. Sure – I’ve finished first drafts on many! But I can’t seem to get past that point. See: Fate. For those who check-in on my monthly wrap ups, I have a section to share writing updates. Since my crit partner […]

Why I Love Writing (And Procrastinate On Editing)

Why I Love Writing (And Procrastinate On Editing)

Posted July 21, 2021 in Writing // 2 Comments

I don’t know how many of you are crafters or enjoy sparkly things, but I am a big fan of glitter.  When I was growing up, one of my favorite things to do to my friends was to put glitter in their birthday cards. I know, I know.  So archaic.  What are birthday cards even?  That thing your grandmother gives you with the annual expectation of some birthday cash?  Seriously though – glitter in cards is fun because it’s pretty, and if the recipient isn’t expecting it, it tends to get everywhere and stay there forever. Don’t worry – people […]

Fall is Here! And So Is My September Wrap Up!

Fall is Here! And So Is My September Wrap Up!

Posted October 5, 2020 in Checking In // 0 Comments

Hello beautiful people, and happy September?  I LOVE this time of year!  Since we didn’t go on any vacations this year, I saved up my precious paid-time-off and put it all into the fall because there’s no time I’d rather sleep in and linger lazily outdoors.  Summer is a little too warm for my comfort – but autumn?  Autumn in New England is one of the most beautiful things. And with the changing leaves and the smell of backyard campfires in the air, I’m doing my absolute best to remain positive.  The loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg hit me hard […]

So Long Sweet Summer – My August Wrap Up

So Long Sweet Summer – My August Wrap Up

Posted September 7, 2020 in Checking In // 0 Comments

I cannot tell you all how grateful I am that the heat has finally broken here in New England.  In line with the coming storm season, we’ve had either sunny days or massive thunderstorms and nothing in between, and I am LIVING for it.  I love thunderstorm season – there’s something to that electricity that makes me feel so alive. Also, feeling grateful because a massive might-as-well-be-a-whole-tree branch missed falling on our house by about six feet.  With a little help from the wind we avoided some serious damage – the thing took down all the saplings in its wake […]

My First Chapter Gets Critiqued!

My First Chapter Gets Critiqued!

Posted October 23, 2019 in Writing // 0 Comments

A couple months ago, I announced that a friend was critiquing my manuscript!  This is just an update post for this interested in WIPs and writers doing writerly things. 🙂 This friend, her name is Melissa, is a writerly type herself and it took me months and months to work up the courage to ask her.  I have been burned before by proofreaders, who have often not returned manuscripts or if they have, offered very little feedback or none that is useful.  I did have one crit partner for a different manuscript ages ago, but since then?  Nothing. Melissa did […]