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Do you get that fluttery, queasy feeling in your gut when crit partners return your story? You know, excited but sick-to-your-stomach nervous? You can’t wait to see their reaction to the plot, to the characters, to the beginning, the middle and the end, to the twists and turns, etc. Do they love Mr. Hawtness as much as you do? Did they see that twist coming? Which lines made them laugh? Did they cry? But for me, the most disconcerting question of all, especially while under deadline as I am now, is… How much more work do I need to do? … Continue reading


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So, the other day I was complaining about never being done, even when you think you are. Typos pop up out of nowhere. Words lose their italics or get italicized when they’re not supposed to be. Someone bends over at the “waste”…um, yeah, that happened, even after several rounds of revisions. Then a funny thing happened. Not “haha” but more like, “a-ha.” After I made that post, I added excerpts to the Purpose website. And because Word adds in all kinds of bogus HTML (if anyone can tell me how to avoid that, I’d love you forever!!), I had to … Continue reading


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