What sort of experiences have you had with plotting? Problems, struggles, headaches …. I want to make sure I’m being relevent with PLOT CLINIC. Let me know what’s been driving you crazy.
No more on taxes. All I have to do with this stuff now is put it in a box and send it to my accountant. I’m so glad to have it finished. So no more moping from me, and no more listening to moping for you. Tomorrow I start into the new second and third chapters of the GREEN MAGIC … Continue reading →
I forgot—just flat-out forgot—one huge source of receipts: Stuff I bought via the internet, and for which I received internet receipts. All the other stuff is done, but I’m now going through right at 2000 messages in three separate accounts, looking for everything I spent via the web and dragging them all into their own little folder, and printing them … Continue reading →
I am, I estimate, now about 75% of the way through my tax stuff, and if I’m diligent in the last 25%, I might be able to finish today. I’m not sure that I have ever finished early before. I’ll be SO glad to get back to writing. I really appreciate the encouragement.
The second half of last week went kablooey, and I ended up dealing with the sort of crud you hope never to have to deal with. So today, today, I start the income tax stuff. And everything gets pushed back five days. Well, three. I wasn’t planning on working the weekend, so I guess I can’t count those two days. … Continue reading →
With apologies to Melissa Etheridge. HowManyOfMe.com There is:1person with my namein the U.S.A. How many have your name? Thanks for this link to my buddy Keely, of whom there are two. … Continue reading →
Okay. The Mac sending mail sound has just echoed across the computer, which means the finished Ruby Key is on its way to my agent, Robin. I’m pretty wiped out, but very happy with the book. It wrapped at 63,000 words, which was well within my target zone, the new ending worked beautifully, (though I was revising and adding and … Continue reading →
63,199 words final count, an ending I love, and the rest of the book tucked away, too. The Ruby Key is finished. … Continue reading →
While editing, I used a word that dinged on my consciousness as having been in the book too often. The word? Looked. Scrivener has a word frequency counter that will tell you exactly how many times you’ve used a word—one of the things I have been missing and yearning for since the days when I wrote with WordStar. I used … Continue reading →
The question of honor in politics. And an unapproved ad I really like. Could any politician make a difference anymore? I don’t know. I like Obama, though. … Continue reading →