Category Archives: editing

Read. The. Guidelines

The Death Of All Things anthology is looking for short story submissions until December 31. But let me tell you a little story before you rush off to email your work to us. Long ago, I was a full-time magazine editor. … Continue reading

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Another Stage Done

Well, the REVENANT revision is now done. Word count rose by 10,000 words–which is a lot–bringing the total for the manuscript to 131,000 words. If my editor has no problem with that, it’ll be the longest Greywalker novel ever to … Continue reading

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Dogs and Work…

On Monday I ripped out 5,200 words of the work I’d put in over the weekend and I’m only just now catching up. I realized the book had derailed at about the 30K mark and needed a major overhaul so … Continue reading

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Almost Locked

Just received copyedits on POSSESSION. This is the final editing stage before it goes off to compositing and no more changes can be made. Due back April 1 (no, joke.)

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And… Done

The revision of Possession is done and sent to my editor. I hope she likes it. The manuscript rose from a word count of 90,912 to 103,356 by the end of the revision. Is it better? I think so and … Continue reading

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Carrying On….

I’ve completed the revision of POSSESSION’s Chapter 14 (of 24). Damned book just keeps getting longer…. But it will be done by Monday night–’cause it’s due Tuesday. and then… the proofreading of SEAWITCH mass market proofs! I can smell finished … Continue reading

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Short Progress Report

Mom is out of the hospital and back at home, doing very well. We all expect she’ll be back to her pre-norovirus self by the end of the week. Meanwhile I’m busy on the short story (“The Hollow Hounds”) for … Continue reading

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Revising a Pace….

I’m so very happy to say I’ve made a big ol’ pile of progress on the revision. It’ll need more going over once I’m done–this is going to be a two-pass revision at the very least–but it’s finally getting done! … Continue reading

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