Don’t hit the “Panic Button”

Mini-rant Ahead: So this is fun. Look at my blog and all the ugly images Photobucket replaced my gifs with. *Sigh* I updated the last entry so there are none, and I’ll figure it out later for the rest of my posts. Photobucket won’t even let me know what gifs I was using so I can’t […]

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I’m ahead!

It’s a miracle! Some how I have flown through 2nd draft edits, and I have ONE CHAPTER LEFT. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? I’d given myself three months to get these revisions done and somehow it looks like I’m going to do it all in two. I’m in shock. Happy shock, but shock none the less. […]

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My 2-3 Months “Break”

Update on the New Shiny Hopefully by the end of tonight I will have finished my werewolf story. All I have is the closing scene to write, so not much at all.  Once it’s done, I’m taking a couple months break to get some distance from it before taking a second look. 1. Short Story […]

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My Book Boyfriend is Back (well, one of them is)

Let’s start out with some fun stuff . . . What I’m Reading: Fire Touched (#9 of the Mercy Thompson Series) By: Patricia Briggs (I will read anything this woman writes. Her, and Ilona Andrews.) I got sidetracked last week from reading this. Lesson learned, don’t try to read books on your Kindle only when […]

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Words are Weird

I’m in the middle of some of the tedious edits. As in, I comb through my document looking for ‘there’s to delete, and after looking at about the 150th ‘there’ it starts to look and sound weird in my head. It also happened with ‘since’ and about another half-dozen words. I don’t mind these types […]

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Next Steps into the New Year

Hello, internet. Long time, no see. I’m going to get back in the swing of things now that my Little is almost 3 months old. So, here are the plans for the new year: 1.) New Book Baby: I’m starting my werewolf book in January. I’m actually very excited about it. I’ve been editing my […]

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The End is in Sight!

The End! So Close! So, great news. I’m almost done with my revisions.  I’m just this close. Each week I estimate what I can get done and aim for that. If my estimation is right, I should finish the first week of September. Worst case scenario is I finish the second week. Actually, the worst […]

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Mini Update: Obsessions & Some Progress

I actually had a blog post all written up and ready to go . . . and failed to post it. *sigh* Now it’s out of date and deleted. Oh well. Lesson learned. Write the dang thing and hit publish. This will be quick today, simply because I want to publish something. It’s been long […]

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Mini Update: Struggling

So, I’m struggling getting writing done. Still. And reading. I haven’t read a full book in over a month. I think GoodReads tells me I’m over 7 books behind. Nope–I just checked. It’s 8 books. EIGHT. Which means I’m going to have to cheat and read a ton of short stories and novellas in any […]

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Editing, Grammar, and Bribes

Editing and Bribes It’s been rough getting started, but the edits on my book-baby are officially underway!  Yay! I’ve discovered (rather quickly, actually) how difficult getting into editing mode is. Turns out it’s a different monster than writing the dang thing was. When I wrote the first draft I worked towards a word count goal, […]

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