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Progress Report 12

Thank God! I’ve finally finished doing the major edit of the first seven chapters. Yes I did say seven. As I predicted in the previous progress report, I ended up amalgamating two short chapters into one, as well as adding just over five hundred extra words, which means that the word count now stands at 19,792. 173 more words


I'm In Labor!

The edits and formatting just arrived from my midwife editor.  I’m now in labor for real, getting ready to birth this baby!  I’m so excited I can hardly control myself.  60 more words

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With the Right Person

Last night after several longs months of no date nights for us, my husband and I ventured out for a dinner date.  I was in the mood for a good steak, so off we went to the Outback not far from our house.   517 more words

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Song Of The Day - 20/10/14

Devotions – Returning To Bones

Taken from the bands first EP, ‘Divide Me Up’ (released 7 July 2014), Returning To Bones is a throw back to the era of gloomy pop; with clear influences from bands such as ‘Editors.’ 13 more words


We can work it out- Resolving conflict with an editor

Being a writer there’s a natural egotism involved that leads you to believe what you have to say is important. That people should stop what they’re doing and hear you out. 280 more words

Writing Process

Magic and World Building with Author Edith Cohn and Editor Susan Dobinick

by Kristi Olson

Magic and world building was the focus of the October Professional Series lecture bringing us a magical author and editor team. Edith Cohn is the author of SPIRIT’s KEY, a middle grade mystery about a girl and her ghost dog. 428 more words

Responding to Reviews

They always say it’s a bad thing to respond to reviews, but I’m really liking to see authors and writers go out of their way to have conversations with their readers.   137 more words