I like to talk about editing and critiquing a lot. I want to be an editor, so it’s a topic that’s constantly on my mind. Some of you probably remember my rant on critique partner etiquette. But between my four English classes this semester, I’m currently in the midst of two writing workshops, and these… Continue reading Being Workshopped
I’m slowly recuperating from my bout with the flu/whatever the heck that was. With the whole family being out-of-order with some weird combination of symptoms on and off for the past two/three-ish weeks, I consider myself extremely lucky to have gotten off with just a few days of misery. At the moment, I still wake… Continue reading Snap Decisions Have Been Made
DISCLAIMER: I’m not proofreading this post. Bad form, I know, but I have to go finish the WIP before midnight. Earlier this week I was thinking to myself, darn, I probably won’t get to write a rousing end of the year post because I’ll be partying like a rock star with my cousins. Then my… Continue reading 2012, You’re All Right
I’m pretty sure everybody and her mother knows how I want to be an editor. Something inside me just goes wildly happy when I get to talk about people’s darling manuscripts and help them make them better. I think Microsoft Word’s Track Changes and comment features are one of the coolest things ever invented. I… Continue reading I’m Going to be a Professional Whistler
I don’t have to tell you how scary sharing your writing can be. I’ve written about it before, and I think we’ve all experienced it in some fashion. You sweat your blood into a project, and then you give it to somebody who could possibly love it, possibly hate it, and definitely has the ability… Continue reading The Perils of Sharing
This is usually where I apologize for not posting, but I’m not even going to go there today. I am but moments away from finishing my NaNo novel, California Girl. This baby’s come a long way, and the title doesn’t fit anymore. It’s been bothering me a lot lately, that ill-fitting title. I’m not sure… Continue reading Are You Ready?
I was working on a critique for one of my Inkpop swaps today and suddenly I was like, Wow, I’m a darn good critiquer. I’m full of myself, I know, but I can’t help it. I’ve heard horror stories of swaps never returned or those dreaded one-liner comments. That hasn’t really happened to me –… Continue reading A word on critiquing…