On Writing, Editing, and Hard Copies

I’ve been plunging back into my own writing lately, trying to better manage my time so that my work doesn’t languish because of the freelance work I need to do for the guaranteed paydays. To that end, I’ve been finishing manuscripts that have been sitting around in various stages for years. I’m picking one MS … Continue reading On Writing, Editing, and Hard Copies

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An Auspicious Anniversary

I got busy yesterday and totally forgot to mark the occasion. Five years ago on April 9 I was laid off from my day job. I'd spent ten years with my employer. I started as a copyeditor, moved up to associate editor, then acquiring editor. But publishing continues to go through adjustments in the age … Continue reading An Auspicious Anniversary

Deadlines, Campfires, and Wi-Fi: The Craziness of a Freelance Writer

Things continue to be a blur, and not because I've had too much wine; but writing that did make me get up and pour myself a glass of Coppola Claret. That's just a little product placement in my blog, although it's never worked for me before. My first published Star Trek story (Happy 45th, Trek!), … Continue reading Deadlines, Campfires, and Wi-Fi: The Craziness of a Freelance Writer

The Collaborative Process in Traditional Publishing

Previously on Enemy Lines…I'm a writer who makes my living as an editor. It's my day job, like Bruce Wayne without the money, that covers for my writing, like fighting crime, but without the crime or the fighting. It's the perfect metaphor, except for all the exceptions. Literally. I was a writer for many years … Continue reading The Collaborative Process in Traditional Publishing