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Friday Publishing-Day: Final Edits!

My read-through of Manuscript: Charlie is complete. 134,502 words read and marked in one week.

I honestly was not sure I could complete it at all, but I did! And now I have the entire weekend to implement some edits. Continue reading Friday Publishing-Day: Final Edits!

Friday Publishing-Day: Burning Daylight

My weeks have really been flying by, and I still can’t figure out why. The stress at work has eased off a bit, so that’s good. Reading through my manuscript has gone more slowly than I wanted, but I’ve made solid progress.

Now, I have just over a week before my book designer starts his work…! Continue reading Friday Publishing-Day: Burning Daylight

Friday Publishing-Day: Taking Shape

This week flew by pretty quickly, and I can’t quite pinpoint what has occupied my time and thoughts.

I’ve been productive overall, so that’s good news. Aaaand the novel beyond the manuscript is starting to take shape. Freakin’ awesome. Continue reading Friday Publishing-Day: Taking Shape

Friday Publish-Day: A New Deadline

Welcome to a new edition of Friday… Day! As you might have heard earlier this week, I’m in need of a change-up. This series will officially focus on my publishing efforts, even though that’s essentially what I’ve been trying to do for weeks.

On to the updates! Continue reading Friday Publish-Day: A New Deadline

Changing My Writing Mindset… to A Publishing Mindset

The last couple of weeks have not been my best, in life in general.

I’ve been staying up too late, sleeping in too much, not grinding enough towards my publishing goals, and generally wallowing in a thin but ever-present veil of anxiety and stress. It’s been coming from all sides.

Too real? Sorry. Allow me to explain. Continue reading Changing My Writing Mindset… to A Publishing Mindset

Friday Write-Day: Anxious to Get… Somewhere!

Do you remember being on long road trips as a kid? If you were like me, you probably didn’t sleep much in cars, so you’d stare out the window for hours on end, letting your mind wander.

And every now and then, you’d look at the clock and try to estimate how much longer you had to entertain yourself in the back row of a minivan. You’d be so anxious just to get there that by the time you actually arrived at your destination, brought your bags full of toys inside, and sat down to rest, you just… didn’t know what to do with yourself.

That’s kind of where I’m at right now. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Anxious to Get… Somewhere!

3 Reasons You Have to Cut That Scene

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Imagine there’s a 500-word chunk of your story that you crafted, carefully shaping it to flow with the rest of the chapter and fit into your story’s themes. It may have taken you 15 or 20 minutes to write that section, read over it, make adjustments to wording or style, and move on to the next section.

But then something changes. Continue reading 3 Reasons You Have to Cut That Scene

Friday Write-Day: Goal – Time = Pressure!

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Time is unforgiving. We always like to say that we have time, but I don’t think that’s true. I think time lends itself to us, giving us the opportunity to use it to our benefit or squander it. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Goal – Time = Pressure!