Revision Breakthrough for the Win!

So, apparently, the secret to a phenomenal revision breakthrough is bacon jalapeno cheese. I’m pretty sure it’s not too good for me, but my revision? Never better. I found the thing I need to build on to, and it’s pretty solid, actually. It fits with the rest of the revision. And more than that… I

IWSG JUNE 2021: Let it Rest

  The awesome co-hosts for the June 2 posting of the IWSG are J Lenni Dorner, Sarah Foster, Natalie Aguirre, Lee Lowery, and Rachna Chhabria! Want to join us? Sign up Here! The first manuscript or two I wrote, I really wanted there to be a really solid, concrete answer to this question. Something that

Cleaning Out The Desk

This weekend, I did a nice long inventory of all the work I have in progress, going back to about 2019. It’s a good chunk. It’s also a very fragmented chunk. I have horrific write-to-type ratios (which we all knew) and even worse write to revise ratios. What I didn’t know is just how much

Life With My Friends: A Sale, a Podcast, and a Blog Hop

So, here are a few things that are happening right now. The BIG news is that as a response to the pandemic, Holly’s Writing Classes has discounted everything for the first time, ever, ever, ever. And by EVER, I mean that I’ve been on the site for ten or twelve years, and I have NEVER

Introducing My New Revision Bag

My revision manuscript spent a lot of time sitting on the kitchen table, this year. Not entirely gathering dust, but definitely a little too in the way. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what the perfect revision bag would look like. There’s the part of me that thinks it might be one of

Revising And the Big Questions

It is nearly August, and I am a disappointment to my Fitbit, and an embarrassment to my revision. Exactly what have I been doing with my time? Heck if I know. Turning the character who dies into an actual, on-screen character instead of someone who’s just referred to by others. Contemplating whether the whole thing

Of Dragons and Personal Opinion

The comments on my story for last month’s StoryTime Blog Hop have me thinking about the difference between objective criticism and personal opinion. Wanna get more specific? There is too much baby-eating in this story. –Roughly half the people who read the story. There is exactly the right amount of baby-eating in this story. –The

I’m So Healthy I Can Hardly Stand It

I am in the midst of a give-up soda and (some) other sugars and cling to a set schedule lifestyle shift for health. It’s actually working incredibly well for me. I feel great, I’m being productive. I’ve nearly reached the point that I’m saying “iced tea” when I order in restaurants, as opposed to “Coke”

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