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…

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…

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…

Habitica, Time Travel, and Tea

A friend of mine encouraged me to join Habitica with him, so I did. I do feel a greater compulsion to tend to my goals when my Habitica party will take damage if I don’t. If you don’t know Habitica, it’s a way to gamify your To Do list and supports establishing good habits as…

Update

A few people have asked me where I’ve been lately since I haven’t been in my usual online haunts. The truth is that it’s been a seriously stressful week from a personal perspective with a family member in and out of the hospital. Plus a pile of tasks and deadlines. And, like everyone else, I…