I want to play hookie...with my new WIP that is. I have been stuck in an editing foxhole for months now on my current WIP and really I am getting fed up with myself. I have a problem. I am a perfectionist and I cannot stop myself editing and editing and editing... Is there a [...]
Have you ever had a piece of advice that has translated into everything you do? Many years ago a junior school teacher gave me just such a piece of advice. Her advice: Always Trust Your First Instinct This is a lesson that I have returned to over and over again in my life. Sometimes a [...]
People are communicators. We love to communicate. We want to communicate. We need to communicate. But what about when words don't get your full meaning across? What about when talking is just not enough? Have you ever traveled to a country where you did not speak the language there or did not speak it well enough [...]
Are you ready to lose the map? I love road trips. Always have. It started when I was a babe in my mother's arms and the minute the vehicle started I was in "happy-land". I love road trips with no clear destination in mind. You know, those times when you get in the vehicle and [...]
How many times have you had a word on the tip of your tongue but it won't come to you? As a writer, I have to find new words and synonyms all the time. The worst thing you can do is keep on repeating the same words through a manuscript. But sometimes it is harder [...]
...No really I am not joking...after the round of migraine attacks I have had just this year I am ready for elective brain surgery, failing that a brain transplant from a non-perfectionist... So March is National Chainsaw-Wielding Editing Month...However for me, I have been deep in editing mode for about 6 months. But for me [...]
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