Editing My Fiction (or, What I Should Be Doing Instead Of Watching TV)

I don’t like editing. Like, really don’t like it. Editing to me has always be one of those things I put off and put off and put off (and put off) until I finally run out of excuses. Then I scrounge around under the couch, certain there must be some old, partially eaten, mold-covered excusesContinue reading “Editing My Fiction (or, What I Should Be Doing Instead Of Watching TV)”

What I Didn’t Do This Weekend

This weekend was a busy one: There was more birthday celebration for another family member. There were the cupcakes my elder daughter insisted had to be baked as part of the celebration, and the extra time involved in supervising her, as she wanted to bake them herself. There was a mid-year music lesson concert forContinue reading “What I Didn’t Do This Weekend”

First Draft Done!

I finished the first draft of a new book tonight. I’m both pleased and surprised by this. Typically it takes me forever to finish the first draft of a book. How It Ends took nearly a year, and my second book (currently unedited, in first draft status, and tentatively titled┬áDirt) took me three years. SoContinue reading “First Draft Done!”