Visualizing FROM UNSEEN FIRE

Tonight's #17Scribes Twitter chat (and yes, I'm still part of that group even though my debut got moved two days into 2018 -- they refused to part with me!) was focused on visualizing elements of our novels. I put together some image sets, and I thought I'd share them with y'all! First off, how I … Continue reading Visualizing FROM UNSEEN FIRE

A Title… Again!

I knew I wanted to go the traditional publishing route rather than self-publishing because I wanted a team.

“The selfsame name, but one of better nature.” – On evaluation, discovery, and improvement

I call it come-to-Proserpina or come-to-Ma'at because it's a process of thinking of what those ladies would say of me, were I called to stand before them now. How do my actions represent me? What do they say that my tongue might not? If my heart were to be weighed against Ma'at's feather, how would it balance?

“Their very character was tyranny; their figure, deformity.”

The problem with democracy -- as politicians and philosophers alike have known for millennia -- is that it only works if people are informed and engaged. That's why we have a constitutional republic instead of direct democracy.

Word cloud for the June 2016 revisions

Sisters, sisters…

A sister is different than a friend. Friends, you can choose. But sisters, you're given.

The Charms of Cartography

I mention all of this because, when you're writing a fantasy historical epic, having maps is rather crucial to keeping one's head in place and places in one's head.

Attention to Detail, or, Cass is an obsessive freak

So I'm almost done with this round of revisions. I'm at the point where I'm doing the penultimate read-through, which will hopefully make sure I catch any continuity errors created by my changes thus far and that I fill in any major omissions from the points raised by the editorial letter. Then the final read-through … Continue reading Attention to Detail, or, Cass is an obsessive freak

#AmEditing – Some more!

I am thoroughly delighted to have a second editorial letter in my hot little hands, chock-full of things for me to attack in the manuscript. No, I really mean that. This letter is fantastic. The first one was great, but much more open-ended. Sarah and I were still getting to know each other, and she didn't … Continue reading #AmEditing – Some more!

From Moodling to Manuscript: The Revision Process

I'm starting 2016 off strong! I've just completed and sent off the first round of revisions under official DAW Editorial guidance (as opposed to Connor's editorial-agent guidance). Those edits are the reason I haven't been blogging here much through the fall -- I could never quite justify to myself writing a blog post when I knew I … Continue reading From Moodling to Manuscript: The Revision Process