...because Spring Break, yo! I will be unavailable for copy and line edits March 14-23 so I can work on my own writing/editing. My editor has promised to have my book Dusk of Death back to me by then, and I can't wait to work on it. I'd like to release it this summer, especially at Phoenix Comicon.… Continue reading FYI on Spring Copy Edits
Was the last two hours of work before I would begin my two-week winter vacation writing extravaganza!
Pain. Heartache. Tears. All of these things are associated with love. That's right, L-O-V-E. Since I was the copy editor on Shannon Mayer's newest contemporary romance Ninety-Eight, I can't exactly review it on Amazon, but I can here on my website. The reason I'm doing this is because you have to read this book. I'm not kidding. In fact, I'm demanding you read this book. I have never before had a book pull so much emotion out of me. It's sweet, funny, heart-wrenching, warm, and soul searching. And it has one helluva plot twist that I will absolutely not give away, but trust me, you'll want to wring the author's neck. I *almost* bought a ticket to Canada.
Need copy edits, proofreading, cover design, manuscript formatting? I'm your gal.
Blimey! I just opened mine eyes, and lo! I have not updated this since you last visited... You would not believe how insane my life has become. Seriously! I am absolutely consumed with an awfully big adventure, being distracted by the shiny, the Doctor, and just generally being a pain to every man and his… Continue reading Sorry I’m Late!
Formatting is very simple, but if you're not familiar with MS Word, I'd suggest "playing around" with all its functions or taking a class to learn it better before you begin hacking your or someone else's book to pieces. I've been working with word processing programs for the better part of 20 years and most… Continue reading Formatting 101
Let's talk about book reviews for a moment, shall we? Grab some coffee. This is a long lesson. You picked up a book, you read it, you loved or hated it, and now you'd like to write a review on it for whatever reason you may have. Maybe you enjoy writing book reviews. Perhaps you're good… Continue reading Book Reviews 101
I'll be the first to admit that I'm a terrible blogger. I try to stick to a schedule, with each day of the week bringing something different, but I either run out of material or Life decides to dump everything on me at once, leaving me in a frenzy of putting out fires and cleaning… Continue reading Generally Speaking . . .
One of the hardest things for an author to do is rework an old story, one that's been sitting on the shelf gathering dust for years. The reason this is difficult is because your writing has vastly improved over the years, and to go back and fix all of your mistakes takes not only an outsider's perspective on the story, which is difficult in itself, but also a sense of humility and courage. Even if you have an editor look at it, there's still so much wrong with it. So why bother? You bother with it because it's still a story you love, just as much as every one that flows from your fingertips, and you want to share that story.
Yeah, I know. I've basically vanished from cyberspace like Egypt during protests. I thought last semester was tough with all the reading and writing I had to do for two literature classes.