‘I will shoot you if you’re transgender.’

This is a SPECTACULAR Craigslist ad in all ways, shapes and forms! If you have the time, I encourage you to read all the way through, but I direct your attention to Paragraph 3 in particular. Proofread before hitting OK, folks...PROOF BEFORE HITTING OK... http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/crg/4564964105.html

Feelin’ Like A Struck Match

  The back of my eyeballs hurt. This is the un-fun part of authorship. The point right before publication, raking through each chapter one mo' gen, making sure there's no escaping extra spaces, or errant commas, or misspelled names. Yes, I've managed to misspell my own characters' names in several places. These are the tasks … Continue reading Feelin’ Like A Struck Match

Von’s Party Mix! or, Idiosyncratic Writing Tactics

The ol' working-out-a-scene-while-doing-cardio helped piece together the revamped opener to Act Two. This gem of a song popped up on the playlist and encouraged the creepiness forward: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1ixgcZaQwk Listening to this conjured up an intuitive conversation between the protagonist and one of the super beings: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9abYzI9ycjk I have this song playing off a balcony as … Continue reading Von’s Party Mix! or, Idiosyncratic Writing Tactics

Up All Night

This is what I get for procrastinating. November snuck up on me waaay too quickly. I have contracts to administer by November 13. Which means, gotta pay people. Which means, this manuscript I've been pushing off needs speed revisioning. Barely raking through the rest of Act One. Of a three act book. Go me! And … Continue reading Up All Night

Everyone Stinks And That’s Okay

Original Post Date March 13, 2013 at 12:12 AM The path to a concise published work is angled in many places. Collaboration and cooperation with a professional works the kinks out. We explore the advantages of editing. Yesterday was my first meeting with Trace Taylor Publishing since I turned in my manuscript for editing. I … Continue reading Everyone Stinks And That’s Okay