I hate entering edits. I don’t mind reading a manuscript yet again, marking it up with all the little things that make it flow better, but I can’t stand adding or removing commas and words. It reminds me of warehouse work or formatting technical manuals. It’s tedious! Okay: it sucks! I’m not kidding when I […]
Archives for May 2011
The Book Pile: Bernard DeVoto’s The Hour: A Cocktail Manifesto
It’s been one of those weeks at work, the kind where time moves back and forth in an odd dance in the mind, making it feel like minutes are hours and hours, minutes. Deadlines, chaos, and nerves–there’s something big to work on, and when the sun meets the horizon (at this time of the year, […]
Monday Motivation: The Best Time to Plan or Write
“The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes.” – Agatha Christie For me, it’s in the shower…or in the car… Other times it’s on walks, or even while I’m playing tennis… Now that I’m back to working outside the home, it’s during lunch, too… And yes, sometimes it’s even while […]
A Writer’s Politics: Does It Matter?
I used to belong to a group of comic book creators called the Southwest Society of Comic Book Creators. It was a cool thing while it lasted, with a large group of creators sharing tips, tricks, and just hanging out. Sometime in the early 90s, there was a meeting of Southwest comic book creators–mainly Texas […]