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This and That

The second pass of edits for the nightmare novel took longer than expected, but that’s because I did a third pass as well. The second pass was for the corrections that a psychologist consultant gave me on some scenes (I … Continue reading

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Nightmare Novel Editing: Week 2 FINISHED

Pages edited: 308/308 Number of words cut: 3,262 words Favorite mistake: “She let herself be led into the black temple, into the room with the dais, which was where the Night Mare led her.” Honestly, that line still cracks me … Continue reading

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Nightmare Novel Editing: Week 1

Pages edited: 170/308 Number of words cut: 1,788 words Favorite typo: “White power dusted her fingertips…” The number of words cut is surprisingly low for me, perhaps because I didn’t write this novel during NaNoWriMo, and as a result, I … Continue reading

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Quick Update

I’ve been slowly working on a long post about the whole Sandy Hook shooting/gun control/gun rights controversy and going back and forth about whether I’ll post it at all. If not, there’s still a piece of microfiction I’d like to … Continue reading

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Nightmare Week 13 – FINISHED!

Words written since Week 12: 13,295 words Total words: 132,223 words Around 10k of those words were written just last night. I think that’s a record for me in terms of how much I’ve ever written in one night, breaking … Continue reading

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Nightmare Week 12

Words written since Week 11: 12,785 words Word count: 118,926 words I spent most of the week working on the editing project to get it done before the weekend, and I ended up finishing it Thursday and I needed sleep … Continue reading

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Nightmare Week 10

Words written since Week 9: 15,913 words Word count: 106,143/120,000 Definitely stepped up my weekly writing, and I’m still not as close as I want to be to the end of the novel. I’m crossing fingers and toes hoping that … Continue reading

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