Revision

Peaches and Preparing the Grid to be Ready

It started with a peach tree. My tree is a dwarf second-year tree that I thought wouldn't give many peaches especially since my mother said I didn't 'cull' the tree months before. What do I know of culling? I grew up in housing projects of concrete and asphalt for a backyard. We did have one… Continue reading Peaches and Preparing the Grid to be Ready

Health, Inspiration, poetry, Revision, Self Care, Staycations

A Bargain Way to Refresh, Renew, and Revive Yourself

Hello, I've been in the midst of digesting an editorial letter on a manuscript I sent in for editing. The information was a lot to process and there's a ton of work in front of me. I've felt overwhelmed with the task of rewriting and revision. Feeling overwhelmed happens to all of us. Sometimes it's… Continue reading A Bargain Way to Refresh, Renew, and Revive Yourself

Revision, Writers

Rejection and Persistence-The Writing Life

I saved this Ray Bradbury quote. Not because I plan to wallpaper a room with rejection slips but to remind myself that my list of rejection e-mails for two of my manuscripts amounts to maybe a quarter of a wall. Rejection emails don't phase me too much anymore. With a click of a button, they slide… Continue reading Rejection and Persistence-The Writing Life

A Room of Her Own, AROHO, Developmental editor, Editorial Freelancers Association, finding professional editor, query letters, Rachelle Gardner, Revision, Writing

Four Ways to Find a Professional Editor

123rf.comFive months ago I thought I was ready to jump in and send out query letters for a manuscript I thought I had completed. Doesn't ten revisions and your critique groups nod of approval mean your MS is ready?NO. The MS was not ready, and neither was the query letter. If I had followed my "hindsight is… Continue reading Four Ways to Find a Professional Editor