October 12, 2018

Well, it is official: Avens is done! The proofreaders are going to have one more thorough look at everything, then it will all be polished up for the formatter.

Which means things like the dedication, copyright, and acknowledgments are all that are left for me to do. An...

September 14, 2018

Well, after many hours laboriously highlighting things to delete, rewriting whole scenes, adding new scenes, and fixing typos, I can officially say that Avens D3 is now finished. What this means is that it's now time for draft 4 (D4). After the note taking of D2, and t...

August 17, 2018

Well, it is official. The complete second draft of Avens has been written. I took a week off for the sake of my sanity. (Played a lot of Ark: Survival Evolved and some Uncharted 2.) Now, alas, it is time to dive into the editing.

Lots of authors edit in different ways,...

September 29, 2016

So, I'm probably in a small minority of writers here, but I actually love editing.  Compared to writing, it is less time consuming.  Less confusing.  With more focus and concentration attached to it than literally making up everything as you go.  When you hit the editi...

May 7, 2016

You know, there's one thing that has always amazed me about editing: you always find room for improvement.


I've edited four books now and am working on my fifth.  With each one, I've become more aware with how to go about it.  I've also learned that with a decent syste...

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