Been a crazy few weeks! Dealing with the last of the beta edits and well into planning Book 2 - No Title Yet. Add in a pinch of NaNoWriMo planning (National Novel Writing Month in November), two more Writing Weekend Retreats with The Hive coming up, daughter's hunt for an internship to complete her degree … Continue reading Baking Up A Mystery!
I've been so busy getting this book done, yes I said DONE! I finished as much as I could, until my mind went numb, then dragged my Beta Readers into their own Private Facebook Group (Kovacs Kozies), and let them have at it with their sharp eyes and cutting wit. That experience was terrible at … Continue reading The Dark Depths and Hallowed Heights
Not like one of those boring travelogues that drone on about the picturesque countryside and charming culture of the indigenous wordsmiths, but one of those outlandish races through the jungle, hunting the elusive Hippocorn and desperately seeking allies against the dreaded jungle faeries before they steal your laptop and force you to ...
Welcome to my other Life - Miniatures & Model Painting by Paintminion. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! I came down with a bad cold after the annual Wachowski Clan Christmas Party in early December, but at least it held off until after a fantastic Writing Retreat with my Hive Five at the … Continue reading Merry Christmas 2018
October is generally a time when families are getting ready for Halloween, and years ago I used to work towards painting miniatures for the MMSI Chicago Show, anniversary plans for the end of October, and my own birthday plans for the beginning of November. But now? Now, October means prepping for NaNoWriMo, National Novel … Continue reading Time for NaNoWriMo
It's been awhile, I know! But let's catch up! I went on a Writer Retreat for 4 days in the Wisconsin Dells area with Nan and Carol, where we fed our souls and imaginations, as well as worked on our books. It was a crazy few days, but pretty much sums up the roller coaster … Continue reading Dreaded Draft 3 of Doom
(If I equate my manuscript with a sunrise, things are still off-kilter here.) I finally finished the first run through of edits on the manuscript, leaving me with many new ideas and a ton, nay, a shipload of edit comments to take care of. The process sounded so simple. I went through the First Draft … Continue reading New Beginnings Can Be The Best
After getting seriously ill for awhile, and having to cancel a planned Writers Retreat we were all looking forward to, we finally rescheduled and re-planned a new retreat for our Hive Mind this weekend. The Hive, if I haven't mentioned them before, is my close group of writing friends who help me work through the … Continue reading Retreat Might Not Be The Write Word
Edits are a crazy time. I always loved the edit process of a short story and being able to craft every word and sentence towards a goal, a vision of a whole story. Novels are a bit more involved. Sort of like going from mastering that guitar chord, and suddenly auditioning for a Top 40 … Continue reading Edits: Novel vs Short Story