Tag Archive | beta reader

Revised Title!

For the last few months, I’ve been concerned about the title of my work in progress. I was afraid it was too obscure, and hard to pronounce, that the title wouldn’t draw readers to read the description, let alone buy the book. Now that I’m getting serious about publishing, it became imperative that I make […]

Favorite Lines from SANYARE: Chapters 11 – 15

Favorite Lines from SANYARE: Chapters 11 – 15

Good news! SANYARE is off to beta readers and I’m working on my next project, a short story set in the world of SANYARE. It’s a mini-prequel, telling the origin story of how the pixies became Rie’s friends, and providing a glimpse into Rie’s life as a young woman, before she earned her spot in the […]

Beta Reader Questions

I’m gearing up for the final push to get SANYARE to beta readers. There are just a few chapters left to edit before it’s ready, and my firm deadline is to send it out on the 13th. Lucky number 13, right? Anyway, to help prep the readers and direct them toward the kind of feedback I’m looking […]

It’s Conference Time!

On Friday I will be heading to the Southern California Writers’ Conference. Two and half days of learning about writing craft and business.  Two and half days of spending more time with adults than children. Two and a half days free from toddler power struggles. Needless to say, I’m excited. The schedule lists some great classes: everything […]

Favorite Lines from SANYARE (WIP): Chapters 6 – 10

Favorite Lines from SANYARE (WIP): Chapters 6 – 10

Progress is slow, but steady, and SANYARE is getting close to ready for beta feedback. Thank you for your patience! Here are a few more of my favorite lines from the work in progress (WIP) for your reading pleasure. . . . . . Two trolls wearing nothing but leather leggings drank beer out of gallon […]

The Importance of Critique Partners

The Importance of Critique Partners

Once upon a time, there was a young woman who thought she could edit alone. She was wrong. Luckily for her, she met a friendly fairy who introduced her to her future best writing friend — Christy. They toiled night and day, perfecting each other’s art and writing magical stories that impressed the world and sold millions […]

1 Editing Rule to Remember

When I was a consultant, years ago, we used to have a rule: take the estimated time for a given project and multiply it by three when planning the work. If only I had taken that to heart for my writing. I have been revising Sanyare since December, and back then, I thought I could […]