Progress

I cut two whole chapters of Kindred’s early section this week, bits of which will be worked in further down the road, I imagine (or kid myself). Together they totaled somewhere near 5000 words. I knew those two chapters needed to go. They consisted mostly of...

Ready, Set… Go

It’s a gray and chilly, blustery day. The fire is blazing. The tea is hot. Let’s do some editing! Starting word count: 284, 183 (seemingly impossible) Goal: 200,000

Hooked

I’ve taken the week of Nov. 26-30 off from writing, to let the finished draft of Kindred cool a bit (and to get a jump start on Christmas). During this brief hiatus I chose to read one book on the writing craft. There are scads of good ones out there. A couple...

My Ebenezer

I’ve done here what I’m told one should never do in a novel, led off with backstory. I’ll do my best to keep it brief. By 1999 I’d written several novels targeted for the Christian (CBA) market. I’d come close to being published a time or two, met...

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