Things and Stuff, For Lack Of A Better Term

I’ve been thinking about things and doing stuff.

Oh, like what, you ask?

Well, I’ve been hard at work doing NaNoWriMo and writing the 5th My Immortals series book.

I thought for sure this was the year I would win at NaNoWriMo, but I got on a jury (very interesting!) and now I’m jamming in day job stuff around time I would normally be writing so I am behind… I’m also doing a paper read through which, of course, kills the word count. Reading on paper (several times) is an important step for me, as it’s often where I find out parts I thought were awful aren’t, and the parts I thought were good aren’t, and other parts surprise the hell out of me because they are fantastic. Or not at all fantastic. I often use up an entire red pen…

I have also been reading, as I have found I can go pretty dang fast on the treadmill while reading. I have a rant lurking in my draft posts…

Self-publishing is amazing. I love that writers can do this, I really do. What I don’t love is crappy, sloppy thinking that leads to crappy, sloppy writing. Editors, copy-editors, and proofreaders can all be hired. Not just can but must.

In related news

Here’s a translation gone wrong:

[Name of fancy French product omitted] fragrances make a dream come true through their unique composition gathering natural, rare and rich essences.

I think the author of the book I was recently mocking while on the treadmill (My shouting was scaring the dog) has a job as a translator.

Seriously. Some of the sentences made about as much sense. That kind of thing makes me crabby, and you guys know I’m never crabby.

And now, back to work.



2 Responses to “Things and Stuff, For Lack Of A Better Term”

  1. Samantha says:

    Although this has nothing to do with the above, I just found you and your website through your book Scandal. Have to say I find you and your blog utterly refreshing!
    Well done on Banallt. I found him to be one of the most interesting male leads I have read in a long while. Excellent work!