The Writing Series: This Was Edited?

We’ve all been there. Reading a book and in your novice, unrecognized, author genius you’re thinking – ‘this was edited?’. More so ‘this got published?’. It’s particularly egregious in my home genre of Romance. I’ve read plenty romance novels thinking WTH?! I know it’s romance and the bar is low but good god, we canContinue reading “The Writing Series: This Was Edited?”

The Writing Series: I’m Too Sexy

There’s alot to say on this one. Sex scenes. Some authors will never face these dillemas. Roll their eyes and walk the high ground. Tip of the hat. Click out. You’ll only be offended by what’s about to be said. The rest of you who may or may not delve into this, the questions areContinue reading “The Writing Series: I’m Too Sexy”

On Proofreading

I have some posts planned for late September/October to talk about this current WIP and decisions I made and etc. Right now though I’ve finished my rewrite and I’m trying to proof/edit and I’m burnt out. I don’t want to read this story anymore and I’m trying to figure out how to get the energyContinue reading “On Proofreading”

It’s a Process

I have some ideas for blog posts after I finish my rewrite. This story has taken on a life of its own. The more I think about it the more I realize if I hadn’t invested money in it I would have written it off as one of my lesser attempts and moved on toContinue reading “It’s a Process”

It’s a Process

I see alot about the writing process on the line. I’m more organized than I’ve ever been but I’m still not exactly organized. I don’t outline at all. I definitely don’t write in chapters. Outlining makes me twitch thinking about miserly English teachers docking me points for not having my indent the right amount ofContinue reading “It’s a Process”

Go Live

OQ, IQ, QA. DEV, TEST, PROD.  Go live.  A lot of glory speak for – is it ready?  These are the phases of a tech project.  Do your gathering, develop, document (maybe, kidding, not really), test, release.  In the most simplified description, this is what you do when you make changes to a system orContinue reading “Go Live”