Posts Categorized: Editing

“R” IS FOR….

There are a lot of “R” words that writers have to deal with. I couldn’t decide which of them to write about, so I’m writing about all of them! Rough drafts, re-writes, reality, readers, reviews, rejection and readiness. Some of these are scary, some of them are rough, and some of them are wonderful… but… Read more »

Fabulous Friday

The interior layout for King’s Warrior is finished and submitted!!!! Happy dancing ensues. This is the culmination of nearly two year’s worth of re-writing and editing that this book, originally titled The Dragon’s Eye, has undergone. The re-write started in March of ’09 because 1) I got a lot of helpful feedback from other writer’s… Read more »

Freebie Friday

My favorite section of “The Dragon’s Eye” *~*~*~*~*~*     “And who are you?” the funny looking man asked. “Perhaps I could write a song about it: the young boy who wandered alone the open roads of the southern realm. Ah! But that would make a magnificent tale!”      As he spoke, his hands moved quickly, bringing… Read more »

On Growing Up as a Writer – accepting criticism

I have recently realized (as in the last year) that if you can’t take criticism, you aren’t ready to send out queries. You aren’t ready to publish. Because if you can’t take criticism, then you aren’t ready to improve. I wasn’t ready when I self-published my first book. I wasn’t ready when I self-published my… Read more »