Tag Archives: finishing what I started

Back In The Saddle Again

I’ve been a bad, bad person. Not only have I been neglecting my blog, but I haven’t been getting a lot of writing done, either. I could lie and make up some excuse about how life has been busy (it … Continue reading

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Writing Thursday: NaNo Is Coming…

Okay, so unless you’re brand-new around here, you know that NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, in which I and millions of other people across the country endeavor to prove ourselves certifiably insane by attempting to write a 50,000-word … Continue reading

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Writing Thursday: Finishing What I Started, June 2012 Edition

So.  Here it is, the beginning of June, and so far, I’ve met three of my writing goals for the year: Completed deep edits on Book 1 of The Daughters of August Winterbourne. Submitted same to a publisher (still waiting … Continue reading

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Manic Monday: An Apology and Some Link Salad

Dear Blog, I’m sorry.  I neglected you shamefully last week.  It was my fault for planning poorly.  But I was also working to get the first seven chapters of my manuscript, The Daughters of August Winterbourne, edited and spiffed up, … Continue reading

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Writing Thursday: Why Not Take All Of Me; or, Reducing Wordiness

For the past few weeks, I’ve been a woman on a mission. I’ve been trying to reduce my work-in-progress, The Daughters Of August Winterbourne (Book I) down to 125,000 words.  The first draft weighed in at around 185,000 words; the … Continue reading

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Writing Thursday: Help Wanted; or, Would You Like To Read A Story?

My big news this week is that I’ve finally, finally finished my second draft of The Daughters Of August Winterbourne, Book 1.  (And yes, I know I need a snazzier title than that.  Working on it.  Really.) So now I’ve … Continue reading

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Writing Thursday: The Revision Grind; or, Advice From The Trenches

For those of you who are curious, yes, I am in fact still hard at work revising the first book in the Winterbourne series.  I’m currently on page 211 out of 249, which means I’m … uh … roughly 85% … Continue reading

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