Feelings and Perspective

While we were editing the fifth book of Quirni, we ran across a section that made me cry. My heart hurt for Erica and for James, and it made me want to speak out, change it as an author, to fix things for them. Obviously I didn't because that emotional response is important. I have … Continue reading Feelings and Perspective

Editing Alone

I find the hardest thing to do when writing is to see my own problems. It helps to edit with another person but when I'm writing and editing alone, I have procedures I follow to help me see what needs to be changed. The most helpful thing I do is to take time between writing and editing. … Continue reading Editing Alone

Lulu to Fiction Press: Quirni

We first published to Lulu so we could show relatives what Quirni looked like in print, not to sell. We didn't wish to market the books but, at the urging of others, we did want to share. We decided that Lulu just wasn't getting us what we wanted, a wider audience. Fiction Press became the … Continue reading Lulu to Fiction Press: Quirni