Tag: editing

What’s New: March Madness

If you need help keeping to a daily word count – or sticking to any other writing or reading goal – and you just can’t wait till November, think about joining March Madness. AKA an Almost-Nano Challenge. Open to writers, readers, bloggers, and illustrators who want to set some goals… Continue Reading “What’s New: March Madness”

Evolution of a Novel

My new middle-grade novel, 26 Tips for Surviving Grade 6, comes out next month from James Lorimer & Company. Just in time for back to school. It’s a comedy aimed at reluctant readers, and it’s my first book with a female protagonist: Becky Lennox. I love that girl. Her… Continue Reading “Evolution of a Novel”

Dreaded Edits

“Editing is the same as quarreling with writers — same thing exactly.”  – Harold Ross, founder of The New Yorker magazine I am SO happy because I have finished Round One of edits on both my teen novel, All Good Children, and my middle-grade novel,… Continue Reading “Dreaded Edits”

Writing vs. Editing

On Monday, I finished the first draft of my new novel for the 10+ age group. (No time to blog with that on my plate.) As I was writing the last scenes, I brimmed with excitement, tears, sighs, joy, wonder, etc. The words, “I love it!” kept… Continue Reading “Writing vs. Editing”

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