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Revision.

Revision. For my current work in progress, I thought revision would be simple because I did all of those things that I learned I was supposed to do. I plotted the entire story step by step.   I made a … Continue reading

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Write, Compose, Pen, Indite

Oh, the world of a writer.  You must first come up with an idea, then you write the idea, then you decide that the idea bites (because it mostly likely does at this stage).  So you destroy it. You rewrite … Continue reading

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Life Imitating Art

Guess what? I’m sitting at my favorite coffee shop working.  I just reread my scene where my characters are digging in this graveyard to find an ancient pendulum that will guide them in the origins of my main character’s curse. But, … Continue reading

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Inspiration

I’m resting my novel right now.  That means that I’ve essentially stuck it in a virtual drawer so I can give my brain a rest.  By doing this, I will be able to look at the work with fresh eyes … Continue reading

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Rewriting Thoughts

Did I mention that I’m rewriting my novel, again? Well, I am and I must say this rewrite is so different from the others.  The difference is that my story already feels like a living, smoldering, burning piece of work. … Continue reading

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Candy and a Finger

Perfection. Some people are good at it.  I’m not.  No, I’m really not.  I’m the type of person who gets a new car and then scrapes in on a mailbox within the first two months.  Or, that new shirt-hot fudge … Continue reading

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A Revision Story

I didn’t post yesterday.  Instead, I spent the entire day trying to deal with my novel.  The thing is that I’ve rewritten it so many times now I forgot what I’ve put into the new version, which makes it a … Continue reading

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Jack-Pot!

Many of you might recall that I spoke at Deering High School last week.  Check out what I found on my front porch this morning.  Yes, they wrote reviews! I can barely contain myself. Here are some things they liked … Continue reading

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Another Dusting

Another dusting of snow has hit the neighborhood.  Not sure why, but it inspires me to read poetry.  I know right, spring snow = poetry.  What’s up with that?  Maybe it’s holding on to the still, before spring in ernest … Continue reading

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Revision

No school today!  Really.  If it wasn’t for my current revision obsession this would be a happy day, but you see, revising my book is like slipping in a world where I have ultimate control.  I can go there, analyze … Continue reading

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