Monthly Archives: August 2013

The backstory that nobody wants to hear.

Okay, so I admit I haven’t been posting enough. I feel utterly guilty, I haven’t worked in weeks…yet I have been barely posting. It’s only fair I give you the backstory to my absence, I can’t say it’s as fascinating as the one I would have imagined for myself, but it’s better than nothing. I have been absent on account of not being physically busy, but rather mentally busy. I know, lame excuse right? I have been off my OCD meds and have been so obsessive about editing my book and thinking about my new job that my mind has simply been too full to think of insightful or entertaining little thoughts.
So I apologize to all my faithful readers and will post something soon that is more entertaining then my backstory about my absence!


To be done with a book

I have been working on this book for so long, that now that the end is near I can’t help but want to be at the beginning again. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad the editing process is wrapping up, but it’s like a baby you created yourself, molded and put all your hopes and dreams into just to let it go into the big world, for better, or worse. I can only hope that it is well received because it is a rather dark book. I have added plenty of humor, but in the end I told the story that needed to be told. I cant think of another way to have told the story, the book represents everything I had imagined when I began writing it, and maybe even is a bit better.

To Edit a Novel


To edit a novel is to prune, pluck, and change the rough stone you have created. It involves addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, and every once in awhile some grammar. If you edit, you are examining your heart and soul, then putting your findings in your work that the world will see. If you think you can do it half-way, you are wrong because you either edit, or have done nothing at all. Maybe you are afraid of the truth you have to write, maybe you are afraid of ridicule, but editing is a process of bravery that will drain every last ounce of your reservations. When you are done with editing, there is nothing left but pure brilliant gold that will shine even if eyes never gaze upon it.