Editing Kinda Sucks

Editing sucks, you know. Writing is the easy part, the fun part. The way the words flow out of your fingers. Editing is slow and tedious. And repetitive. It’s not so bad after the first read, maybe the second. But by the 6th or 7th, it gets a little old. I’m not keeping track, but…
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Sloppy Writing 101.01

Sloppy writing is everywhere, did you know? I did the same thing many other aspiring authors do. I queried with a manuscript that wasn’t quite ready and even six months into the querying process, I’m discovering that my writing still needs work (i.e. it’s sloppy). So I thought I would try something new. A Thursday…
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Wanted: Social Media Personal Assistant

I was thinking I needed a social media personal assistant—one who is knowledgeable about technology and social media. I consider myself computer savvy—as compared to the typical person and not a computer geek, but now there are so many things I’ve got to learn how to do. My current list: Try to get Google Friends…
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Can You Hit A Perfect Pitch? Blogfest Contest

My entry for Brenda Drake’s Can You Hit a Perfect Pitch? Blogfest Contest. Frosty Contemporary young adult 60,000 words Pitch Sydney, a troubled foster girl, resents her wealthy classmates. Learning that the privileged kids’ lives are not so perfect thaws her cold exterior, but it may not be enough to open her heart to love.…
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Can I Hit A Perfect Pitch?

On Sunday I am participating in my first pitch contest. A pitch is a brief (one or two line) summary of a book. This contest is put on by Brenda Drake, a ya/middle grade writer. On January 15th, you post your pitch and first 150 words of your manuscript on your blog. Then you jump…
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