That Creeping Dread of Revision

I just printed out a manuscript for (yet another) read-through. I don’t know why, but for some reason, this is striking me as being a very big deal. I don’t expect this one to be a big project. After all, it’s already been revised. (Twice.) It’s not even like I haven’t sent it out before.

Mid-Winter, Mid-Novel, Mid-Revision Blues

I’m in a funk, right now. Maybe it’s the long nights of winter. Maybe it’s the endless tedium at the day job, or maybe it’s just the latest mid-novel slog. The thing is, I am making progress. I’m writing. I’m revising. I’m even typing those pesky handwritten pages that seem to multiply around me. Morale

Winter and Writing and Goals (Oh, my!)

I got caught between the two snow storms this week. I wasn’t really far enough north to have a full-on blizzard, and I wasn’t far enough south to have the thunder, lightning, and tornadoes experience. Nope. I got several inches, but not so much that I wasn’t dug out by bedtime. I did, however, get

IWSG: Getting Started on My Writer’s Journey

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! Sign Up Here! The awesome co-hosts for the The awesome co-hosts for the January 8

Back to the Writer’s Bullet Journal

As you know, I keep a writer’s bullet journal to keep track of my projects and my goals. This year, I’m focusing more on months than on years. Smaller goals, and more fresh starts. There’s something incredibly productive about self-forgiveness. Last year’s writers’ bullet journal focused a lot on the year. In fact, if you

Happy New Year, Everyone!

My neighbors started setting off fireworks sometime around 11:30. Since there wasn’t any chance of getting any more sleep, I got up and logged onto the forum at Holly’s Writing Classes. Thus, as luck would have it, I wound up ringing in the new year with other writers. I can’t think of a more auspicious

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