This looks a lot like my TBR pile.... I avoid picking up novels for nine months out of the year. It's not from any reluctance to read them, but it's a practical measure I've learned I have to take. You see (deep breath) I'm a story addict. Once I pick up a book and get… Continue reading Summer Reading!
Photo courtesy of Alejandro Escamilla, unsplash.com. No, that's not my desk. I WISH my workspace was that neat. And that it had coffee… Sorry! Focusing on the blog… Today's the day—the day I let my second novel out of my grasp and pass it along to beta readers. I'll admit, while I'm excited to be… Continue reading Better Beta Readings
Writing a story is one thing. Writing it for other people to read- well, that's a whole different ballgame, isn't it? Writing, editing, editing some more, rewriting, editing, choosing a publishing venue, editing, formatting and cover design, and a few more rounds of editing- getting a book to a point where it can be called… Continue reading Anne’s “Do” and “Do NOT” List For That Story You’re Thinking About Publishing
As a child, I resisted asking for help. After all, if I had to ask, someone might suspect that I didn't know everything. (Gasp!) I'd like to say that I've gotten better as I've gotten older, but I've never been a good liar. When I took my first tentative steps towards seeking publication a couple… Continue reading Eight Terms New Writers May Not Know But Probably Should
It never fails to surprise me when, in spite of my best efforts, typos slip into my writing. I proofread my blog posts until my eyes won't focus. I've proofread my longer pieces until I can't stand to look at them any more. Perfection still eludes me. And that is where a good beta reader becomes… Continue reading Better Beta Readings