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Life: Editing, Cats, Art, and More Cats — the Usual.

Ever notice how any word, if you look at it enough, starts to look like nonsense? Well, after looking at the word house a few hundred times (and having to determine each time if it’s supposed to be capitalized in … Continue reading

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How the Writing Is Going: January 13, 2023

But first, kitten pictures! That’s Soot Sprite (Sprite, for short), the new kitten. She’s older than she looks; she’s just tiny. It doesn’t show well in this photo due to the lighting, but she’s a black tabby with white/pale grey … Continue reading

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More About How the Writing Is Going: January 2, 2023

At nine PM today, I finished copyediting Instruments of Faith, the sequel to I Won’t Cry for Yesterday. Also, Paul tells me that there are no more backstory adjustments necessary to make The Dark Plaza work with the prequel series, … Continue reading

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Take Someone Else’s Word for It

Since I’m still not up to writing more “Writing Glitch” posts (when last we saw my mind, it was eating tacos/enchiladas in Albuquerque), here’s a link to someone else’s advice on the topic of comma usage: To Comma, or Not … Continue reading

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Writing/Editing Advice for the Day

Don’t consult an editor who uses the word literally to mean not literally. I just read a blog post in which the blogger, someone who feels he has ‘found his niche’ as a giver of ‘expert’ advice on writing/publishing, tells … Continue reading

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Editing status: boss fight

I’m about two-thirds of the way through the manuscript, at least. I would have had this one done months ago, but various real-life circumstances (mostly health problems) got in the way of me even working on it. (You know me: … Continue reading

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First day of December…

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Grammar-ing “without MFA,” and other things.

Sometime in May, I think (the days do blur together more now, don’t they?), someone told me, via email, that what I’ve done on this blog with my “Writing Glitch” posts is the same as a non-doctor giving medical advice, … Continue reading

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Updates: end of May

Question: What is both cute and scary? Answer: Eleven kittens. Smudge’s three half-sisters had their kittens in the same week, and there are now eleven small kittens — plus their moms — living in our back yard: three “tuxedo” kittens, … Continue reading

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Cats, editing, and my clone-sibling’s new armor

So there I was this morning, making coffee in the kitchen, when the kitten came running into the room, dragging a full-size bath towel… “Logan, what are you doing?” “Boo-boo!” he meowed. Flop. Flip. Purrrrr…. Cats are so weird. Isn’t … Continue reading

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