Tag Archive | revision

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 […]

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 […]

Favorite Lines from SANYARE (WIP), Chapters 1 – 5

Favorite Lines from SANYARE (WIP), Chapters 1 – 5

I don’t have anything earth-shattering to share this week. A lot of major rewrites are happening, specifically to the end of the first act, but I don’t think it will change my (new) first draft deadline much. Cross your fingers. As a reward for your patience, here are some of my favorite lines from the first five chapters […]

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 […]

Excerpt, Excerpt, Read All About It! Free Clip from Chapter 1 of SANYARE

Excerpt, Excerpt, Read All About It! Free Clip from Chapter 1 of SANYARE

Today is one of those rare days when I have the house to myself. It’s disconcertingly quiet. To celebrate my “free” time, here’s a short excerpt from chapter 1 of my current work in progress, SANYARE. Enjoy! “Quiet,” Rie snapped, patience gone.  A headache throbbed behind her forehead.  She needed to focus. Two men stood on the beach, […]