So I just got another set of edits on my latest version of DREAMER, and as I’m scrolling through my editor’s notes, I started to get worried. There weren’t many.… Read more I Really Need To Learn To Trust Myself As A Writer →
I have a blog post up at Swoon Reads today discussing all the joy and the pain of editing Traveler. Check it out!
I am extremely lucky. I have editors that love my writing and love the idea of my book. What they didn’t love was all of my book, and as a… Read more Working With An Editor: An Ally, Not An Adversary →
That’s right, I printed it up. Old school. Paper and a binder, just so I could see that I, in fact, had finished it. Re-writes are done, spell-check and grammar… Read more Traveler Is DONE. Finito. →
Saturday, I leave town. I am going to a hotel on the beach on what is predicted to be one of the coldest days of this winter, with strong winds… Read more I Am Bricking Myself In, Montresor.. →
I finally sat down and read my edit letter, in its entirety, telling myself to keep an open mind as they flogged and eviscerated my baby, reminding myself that all of this was good and needful because my editors have “professional eyes” and know what makes a good book and how to make a good writer into a great writer. I am occasionally very, very right, and this was one of those occasions. This letter was spot-on.
That’s right – after months of anticipation, it’s finally, finally here. Actually, my editor handed it off just before the holidays and I’ll make a small confession: I haven’t looked… Read more The Edit Letter Is Here →
So I’ve got a good rough draft done of a new project, and of course, I need to sit down and edit the hell out of it, but there’s something… Read more Once The Rough Draft Is Done, It’s Time To Paint #amwriting #writing #YA →