The shoes didn't fit. It was an omen.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Day One of A to Z Blogging: A is For Whatever I Say It Is For




I will be posting one-liners, character blogs, and other stuff from my finished novel. Right now it’s in the hands of my editor. I will do my best to keep it simple and quick. There’s others to seek out and read. If you have to mess with some silly thing to comment, let me know and I’ll fix it.

Gram appeared behind me, wearing the same lavender chiffon dress she wore in her casket six months ago. Not one of her white hairs out of place. It looked liked she maintained her weekly shampoo and set with a heavy tease. “I’ve seen wrong in my life but this takes the cake,” she said, crinkling up her nose. “Forcing an eighteen-year-old girl to marry any twenty-seven year old, much less a scallywag. Your mother’s crazy.” A frown sagged her jowls.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Out of the Mouth of The Editor-For-Hire

"You've lost your meat and bones to the premise of your story," she said. "I hope you have your original chapters."

"Oh," I said. For the most part, I'm speechless.

"It's okay though. All writers do this when they go back to make changes. It's all the information you get during critiques and beta-reads. Just make sure you have your original chapters. Anything is fixable."

Thank God, I do. ***rolling my eyes***

Editing equals patience my friends. Also, never throw your original MS away EVER no matter how much you've slathered poo on it.