WooHoo!

We’re celebrating today because Secret Project #2 is now with the publisher. We are still bound by our NDA so I still can’t tell you what to expect, but the project is now sailing toward completion and we are thrilled beyond words. It was hard rowing for a bit but worth it for the quality…

Sending it Out… Almost

The final steps of any project always take longer than I expect. We managed to cut about 500 words from the secret project and re-edited one last time. I’ve completed four of the five graphics I need to do for the project. We are not totally done, but we are close. If I can finish…

Update

This is another brief check-in. After this weekend I hope to be a more frequent writer on this blog. I am still working on the graphics for the supplement. I also need to cut about 500 words to keep it within the contracted word count limit. That shouldn’t be too hard since the supplement is…

Check-In

It’s been a while since I’ve checked in so I thought I’d do a quick update. I finished the edits and formatting of Secret Project #2. I have about six sentences to add and I need to complete the timeline for the back of the book. I expect to finish that tonight. After that I’ll…

Deep into Edits

A few lives ago I worked as an editor for a magazine, then for another publication, and then as a technical editor. My method at the time was to scrape my eyes down each manuscript in several passes to ensure that I found everything. I had a checklist I used. Later, I reduced the number…

Fangirl Musings

It’s Pride Month and what better way to celebrate than to rewatch JMS and the Wachowski’s Sense8?** That’s our plan, starting tonight. J. Michael Straczynski is active on Twitter so I went there to thank him again for sharing his brilliance with the world, as I do whenever I rewatch Babylon 5 or Sense8. While…

Anniversary Plans

Many thanks to my friends who made suggestions for how to celebrate our wedding anniversary in this year of isolation. We’ve been trying to think of ways to celebrate that are distinctly us and that celebrate what we find romantic. So that means we’re gaming, hiking, and eating. We talked through the ideas and have…

Upcoming Publications

I met a couple of people I know from FedEx on a walk this morning and one of them asked me, “When can we read your published work?” That’s always a question that strikes fear into my heart, but I know my family and friends honestly want to know and that they ask from a…

Short Update

Secret Project #1 is complete and up on Amazon under a pseudonym (so that it stays secret). I’m working to finish Secret Project #2 by the end of this month. That one will eventually be published under our names. The only reason it is secret is that we signed a non-disclosure form on it. I’ll…

Isolation and Sensory Memory

We have been strictly socially isolated for a bit more than three months. We leave the house to run in the park, choosing isolated places and even there we take and wear our masks. I shop for groceries every five or six weeks. We live constrained lives spending most of our time in the same…