In my contribution to the Writers Vineyard this month, I ponder what it means to finish a book. Or if we ever really are completely finished. Here's an excerpt: Maybe it's perfectionism, although I think there's something more. I think there is also a reluctance to let go of these characters, in this world. Oh, … Continue reading Completely finished…?
You, Jane enters production
Quietly, toward the end of last week, word came that the manuscript for You, Jane survived editing and has "entered production." I will touch it one more time before the e-book is published in June, when I get to review the galley for final proofing. Soon I'll see the cover art, too, which makes for … Continue reading You, Jane enters production
Moving right along, on Savvy Authors
My third contribution to the Savvy Authors blog just happened to fall on the same day I plan to move from my apartment to a house, and about a week before I have to return the latest revisions on my next novel's manuscript. I couldn't resist the metaphor, of course, so the piece compares the … Continue reading Moving right along, on Savvy Authors
The heart of your story
This month, my contribution to the Writers' Vineyard is about finding the heart of your story. Not just the story you want to publish, but the story you want to live: If we focus on what is essential about ourselves as writers, we can let the rest go. Follow all the suggestions and feedback we … Continue reading The heart of your story