Category Archives: Editing and Revision

Even the Best-Laid Plans May Still Need to Be Moved…

How’s it going? My week’s been pretty good so far, although it has been hot here–almost 90 today, and over 95 with heat index yesterday, which was the day I had to mow. So, unlike last time, I engineered more … Continue reading

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As a Writer, Sometimes I Still Have…

How’s your week been? Mine’s been good. Since my children’s book has binged back to my illustrator for some changes, I figured, why not give another book a shot in the meantime? This one will be nonfiction, though, and I … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Chasing My Tail Because of a Tale–Here’s Proof…

How’s your week been? I know it’s almost over, but I want to get one post in before the week is over, and nearly August with it. And about that post title? I’m feeling a little stuck. I’m more than … Continue reading

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do?

How’s it going? This post title is also the title of a song by Neil Sedaka. And no, I’ve never seen him perform that song (or any other one, for that matter). The song was apparently re-released in 1975, and … Continue reading

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Editing, Creating Universes, And My Take On Deadlines…

How’s it going? It’s a bit of the same old, same old for me today. I saw a post on another blog about editing today. I’m doing some editing for a client, and trying to work on footnotes at the … Continue reading

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Something My Mom Told Me, Well, Lots of Times…

How was your weekend? Things were a little odd for me. No shopping, no paper, no comics, at least not for right now. But I know things will be all right—even though the weekly Sunday shopping trip went up in … Continue reading

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How My 4th Grade Teacher Helped Me Without Knowing It

Last post, I talked a little bit about how my life was impacted by a local symphony conductor. I thought I’d do the same today, with my 4th grade teacher. First a little background… I spent all my life up … Continue reading

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How Being A Total Idiot Makes You A Better Editor And Writer

Hope you had a great weekend. I thought the post last week about what I learned from editing would be the last one about it, and that would be that. I’d move on to other things. I was wrong. I’m … Continue reading

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How Someone Else’s Brain Can Make You A Better Writer

How was your weekend? I don’t make a habit of asking people how their Monday was. And don’t worry, I’m not going to start now (although I did have an unexpected family visit—very cool). All right, let’s get to it. … Continue reading

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It’s Done, But Only For Now…

How was your weekend? Awesome, I hope. Let’s get to it. I’m editing a manuscript for a client this month. A bit of a swim in fire, I gotta say. It’s midway between proofreading and writing the whole thing myself. … Continue reading

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