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Saturday, August 14, 2021
Thursday, August 5, 2021
I'm making strides in editing my Big Series. I never realized how many compound sentences I had until I searched for "and". Whoa, Nelly.
So I'm cleaning up the standard writing structure, not focusing on plot, character, or story lines. It's a very time-consuming edit because it's literally looking at every word. These are Big Books -- more than 100K each, and there are 9 to review in the main series and 5 in the add-on series.
Yep. Keeping me busy.
And I have a new book coming out. The Wild Rose Press bought "Mirrored" which is my Snow White and the Seven Jocks books. Snow is one of my favorite characters, I must admit, and Brendan Royal, her gentleman friend, is pretty special, too.
Expect to see it next year sometime.
Now what to write next? I'm wavering between Little Red Riding Hood, Dracula, or Jekyll & Hyde. Decisions, decisions...
Sunday, May 30, 2021
I have been elbow-deep in editing, and I am having so much fun. I'm working on my Big Series and yes, I've read and re-read it multiple times. But now I am looking at every word, weighing it, and deciding if it adds to the plot or character or arc of the story.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Saturday, April 10, 2021
I truly retired at the first of the year -- when I say "truly", that means I actually did it this time. I "retired" in 2018 from my high-tech career and took on the job of Master Gardener Coordinator for the county where I lived.
I took that job because 1) I'm a Master Gardener and 2) the position had a lot of turnover in previous years and so the organization of files and policies was in disarray. I thought I could get things somewhat organized and I enjoyed working with the MGs on all the projects they managed.
Well, it took 2 years but I got it mostly organized. We had the pandemic throw a monkey wrench into some things and then the derecho hit -- hurricane-force winds that blew for over an hour and we had no warning it was coming. The city lost 60% of its tree canopy and 1000s of homes were damaged. Recovery will take years.
I stayed until I was sure things were set up post-derecho and post-pandemic then I retired at the end of 2020. So for 3 months, I've had lots of time to:
- move to a new town and a new home
- finish writing two manuscripts
- work on edits for an upcoming book, releasing in May
- begin reviews of the 14-book series I want to release next year.