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I’m on copy edit deadline (for Ashes, Ashes) at the moment.This is the final pass before the text gets set, ready for printing.My super editor is on the case. Also a copy editor and another editor.(this is not a photo … Continue reading

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The Aftermath

I received my editor’s notes on May 24th. Read through them. Had myself a good cry (both sobs of joy and frustration). Then I thought about everything she had said for a couple of days. On May 26th, I sat … Continue reading

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Editorial Input

When I first got my agent, and spent days gushing about him, a writer friend told me that wonderful though an agent is, the relationship a writer has with her editor is equally (or more) important. She confided that she … Continue reading

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The Cuts

Back when I started my current WIP it was a entirely different sort of beast. Very dark, very edgy, very depressing. It was sort of like a slow torturous climb towards a depressing conclusion and then a fast, unrelenting tumble … Continue reading

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