Monthly Archives: December 2012

I hope you had a beautiful and heart-warming Christmas weekend. I love this in-between week of little work and lots of playing with friends and family. This year is especially fun because we’re actually going somewhere. Woohoo!!! Since I’m swamped with laundry and packing, I just have a moment to share this week’s post over on my writer’s blog. Last week, I provided an outline of my revision process and this week I get into more details about the first half. If you’re a writer, you may want to check it out. That’s all for the week. Have a safe … Continue reading


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Last time, I gave a step-by-step rundown of my revision process and explained how I “use” (that sounds so bad) alphas, betas and critique partners. Now, we can begin breaking the process down, starting with the first few rounds of revisions. These rounds are both fun and painful at the same time. They’re fun, because I’m still in the creative part of the process. There’s still a lot of new writing going on and I’m coming up with new ideas for plot twists, suspense thickeners and character development. They’re painful because it means chopping up what I’d once thought was a … Continue reading


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Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! That is all. Now go spend time with your family. I am!


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Who: 14 authors (see the full list below)What: 14 different prizes, one offered by each author, EVERY DAYWhen: EVERY DAY December 10-21 (be sure to go back to previous posts if you missed any days)How Long: All giveaways open until Midnight December 21stThe Finale: A $200 Gift Card Giveaway How It Works: Enter the first Rafflecopter for MY giveaway for today Enter the second Rafflecopter to win the FINALE $200 gift card (you can enter this every day) Click on the linky to find other great prizes (ebooks, paperbooks, swag, gift cards, knit hats, t-shirts… it’s CRAZY all the stuff in this giveaway) Today is … Continue reading


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Mention the word “revisions” around a group of writers, and you’ll get a mixed chorus of “ugh!” and “squee!” It’s true – some writers hate revisions while others love them. Those who hate them say they prefer the creative part of the process and hate getting bogged down with the technicalities of grammar and sentence structure and rewriting the same sentence 23 times before getting it exactly right (only to end up deleting it in a later round). Others say they love giving their stories that beautiful polish, knowing that every change is making the story and the writing better. … Continue reading


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