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Chapter 3 Rewrite

I told my critique partners I would be ready to submit the next chapter on Dec. 27th, 2014. Only 1 week away. Ugh!

Time to sit down and start writing. 110 more words

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From turd, to TADA! Polishing the Manuscript.

Manuscripts need to be polished. You know what else can be polished? A TURD! Watch it on MythBusters.

I digress.

The crap that makes up the first draft of a novel should never be published for your readers. 562 more words

Two Simple Sentences

The other night my writing was really stinking. I’m talkin’ “north side of the landfill during a southern wind” bad. I spiraled into depression. I couldn’t write. 250 more words

Don't be a Kayak -- Finding a Critique Partner

Because I’m a writer and I like metaphors, I’m going to ask you to follow along a little story with me. In the Land of Revision, there is a gigantic lake.   1,521 more words

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December: Ushering in the Revision Chronicles

You guys ready for a new adventure? Striking out with me into deep, new territory? Sure, I’ve skirted the edges. I’ve looked at the maps. But now I’m heading out into the wilderness with a red pen, highlighter, and a rough draft of a manuscript. 832 more words

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The Sweet Taste of Success

November 30th. The last day of November. That last day of NaNoWriMo. This past month has gone so incredibly fast, no doubt in part thanks to the craziness of NaNo. 476 more words

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Special Thanks

This November, I want to express a special thanksgiving to Bernadine Chapman-Cruz. She is one of those unique individuals God had purposely brought into my life. 150 more words

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