Monthly Archives: January 2015

In which Veronica has left the building

So, last week I turned in my revisions to A CURIOUS BEGINNING, the first Veronica Speedwell mystery, and then my editor responded with a quick list of tweaks–very small stuff which I insisted on making into BIG stuff by rewriting … Continue reading

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In which we’re talking about throwing down with your editor

Reader Nancy has another question–and it’s a great one! What happens when you entirely disagree with your editor? Especially for you since you have a degree in English, you’ve taught it, and are the embodiment of prose itself. On the … Continue reading

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In which we’re chatting again about editorial choices

We’re carrying on with Nancy’s questions–which are so good I’m giving serious consideration to letting her choose all our blog topics. Forever. My question here is what if they want you to cut something you think is essential, but they … Continue reading

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In which I did it!

I  made my deadline, peeps–A CURIOUS BEGINNING, the first Veronica Speedwell mystery is revised and in my publisher’s hands with a bow on top. I turned it in with three hours to spare which is much closer than I like … Continue reading

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In which OH MY GOD, IT’S D-DAY

This is D-Day, chickens–Delivery Day, the day the final version of the first book in Veronica Speedwell’s adventures gets turned in to the editor. The time for changes is past. Everything from here on out will be limited to the … Continue reading

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In which I have TWO days left until deadline!

So with two days left until deadline, there’s a lot of hyperventilating, a lot of “OHMYGOD, WHY ISN’T THIS BOOK EXACTLY WHAT I WANT, WAIT THIS PART ISN’T SO BAD”, and a fair bit of tearing of hair. At this … Continue reading

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In which I am on deadline

I know you know. But I feel compelled to point out that I am revising like a FIEND right now, and completely fresh bloggery is beyond me. (I have some superb entries planned about process once the book is turned … Continue reading

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In which I am back!

Hello, chickens–and happy 2015! I hope all of you enjoyed the guest blogging during December. A HUGE thank you to all the fine folks who participated. It gave me a much-needed break to focus on the revisions of my new … Continue reading

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