Word Nerd Edits – My New Editing Business!

You may have noticed I haven’t been posting very regularly lately. And a big part of that is because I’ve been working very hard to get my new editing business of the ground! It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while, and I finally took that step. I’m so excited that it’s a real […]

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Meeting Neil Gaiman

I am writing this just after getting home from meeting one of my all-time favorite authors: Neil Gaiman. It was an absolutely amazing night! I wasn’t aware that he’s retiring from public life (at least for the time being), and I am so glad I was able to attend his final event. I thought actually […]

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NaNoWriMo Day 12 – I Don’t Know What I’m Doing Anymore

Last night, I wrote two completely unexpected things. I wrote the first chapter to a book that is not my NaNoWriMo book (which, unfortunately, doesn’t count towards my 50,000 words – okay, it could, but I’d only be cheating myself). It’s something that just popped into my head the other night, and is totally different than […]

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Novel Decisions

Today I finally started working on my book again. Actually, I started completely rewriting it from the beginning. Not a huge rewrite – I’d only fleshed out three chapters (twice). But I think this book might actually have potential. Not that I think it’s amazing or groundbreaking or anything like that. It’s just that I […]

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Writing is Hard

I have wanted to write for as long as I can remember.  I still have a yellow floppy disk (remember those?) on which is stored my first short story.  It is about a monkey named Key Key who taunts some alligators and I wrote it when I was nine.  I’m sure if I had a […]

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