Tag Archives: The Other Side of Winter (Santuario II)


Printed the MS yesterday and am going through it with a red pen, making copious notes for the rewrite. It’s about as disheartening a construction site as I’d figured. What’s weird is that the parts I remembered as needing little … Continue reading

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Calling ‘done’ on the first draft

Now I’m not going to touch it, look at it, or even open the file for a week. Then the big rewrite starts. I still need to write a final wrap-up scene which is mostly mapped out, but filing out … Continue reading

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I’ve been quiet here recently

Truth is, this book is kicking my ass. Or the muse is. Whichever way one wants to look at it. First I got kicked out of my comfortable linear writing groove by having scenes pop up left and right and … Continue reading

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Things are progressing

The LHNB Event story has been submitted. I’m working on a blurb and will let you guys know as soon as I do, when it will be up on Goodreads. Meanwhile I’ve returned to Bengt and Alex who are being … Continue reading

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I’m way too easily distracted

February saw me derailed again by the shiny. New(old) project, plotting, some writing, realising I can’t get it done by the deadline, shelved. Then another one that dragged me along by the sheer synergy of great minds plotting. That seems … Continue reading

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Finishing Chapter 4

I think I finally got a grip on that last scene in chapter 4 yesterday and how to give an idea of internal turmoil without a lot of navel gazing. Hoping to finish that this week, so I can move … Continue reading

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I’m a structuralist, dammit!

What the muse doesn’t get is that I don’t work well in utter chaos. She keeps throwing these enticing bits and pieces from all over the story at me in no particular order, and I get mired. I know roughly … Continue reading

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A happy muse

… makes for a good word count.  I’m hopeful of finishing chapter two before the line edits come in, though the muse keeps handing me bits and pieces of later chapters which I dutifully note down. So it goes.

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I hope to be done with this pass

… by tomorrow. And then on to the line edit. Hopefully that’ll be it. I’m starting to know every line by heart and really just want to kick this baby out the door to play. I have some writing to … Continue reading

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Crisis management

I’ve had this nebulous epic story in my head for a long time, and when I saw the Riptide submission call for Frontiers, said nebula birthed a plot bunny. Now, I knew the whole story was too big for me … Continue reading

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