Monthly Archive:: August 2015

There is no substitute for a current backup

There is nothing quite like the feeling of opening your novel’s working document and discovering it’s an old version, and all recent changes and additions are lost. First comes disbelief. You check your hard drive to make sure you opened the right file. You open the novel again to see if the changes magically reappeared. You scroll around
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We need to belong to groups

All humans have a drive to belong: to a tribe, a family, or these days especially, to a like-minded group, whether it be about a sport, hobby, or general interest (such as pottery or quilting). I recently wrote a blog about needing a team to get a book to market. But that’s not the same as
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When you think the writing is done, it’s really just begun

In last week’s blog I talked about how excited I was to have finished the first draft of Virgilante. And that’s true. But there’s a reason it’s called the FIRST draft. It’s only the beginning. Even though this draft has been through the Lockhart Writers critique group, it still needs proofreading, editing, polishing, cutting, expanding,
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