Category Archives: Editing

It’s Been A While…

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Right before I set out to write this update, I remembered that after today, 2017 is more than halfway over, which I find to be somewhat ridiculous. They always say every year passes you by quicker than the last, but this is starting to feel like I’m on a roller coaster. That’s not to say that this year hasn’t been [...]

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My 2nd Book Will Soon Be Published!

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So it has been about two months since I wrote my last update and a lot has happened since then! What Happened to Marilyn has been re-edited and cut down by about 18,000 words. It is now a little bit under 100,000 words, so I am really happy about that. I edited it myself, and also had my friend Michael do [...]

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Making Moves with Marilyn

I was recently on the west coast, visiting Seattle and Vancouver, and on the day I was flying back from Seattle on the 13th, I realized that it had been exactly one year since The Second Chances of Priam Wood was published. It’s kind of hard to believe it has already been that long, but so it has. I am [...]

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Priam vs. Marilyn

It’s a new year, and many exciting things are happening. I suppose I should start with the book related things first, as that is what this website is about anyways. I finished editing What Happened to Marilyn in mid December, and when I was done, I passed along six copies to my trusted six editors, members of my family and [...]

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First Draft of Marilyn Finished

On Sunday, November 17th I finished writing the first draft of my second novel, ‘What Happened to Marilyn.’ I’m very excited that the hardest part of constructing this narrative has come to an end. It’s kind of hard to believe that I’ve been writing the manuscript since March, while I’ve been doing research for the story since the beginning of [...]

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First Proof

Today I received the first proof copy of my book in the mail. It’s a really awesome feeling to finally hold a paperback copy of this story in my hands after all of the time and effort I have put into it. I’m glad I ordered a proof copy, because now I realize there are a few things I want [...]

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Editing & Querying

I’ve finished editing my manuscript a second time. Eight people now have a copy of it. All I can really do at this point is wait until they finish and I get feedback from them. I’m so close to releasing it and putting it in book form. In the meantime, I think I am going to query some agents, just [...]

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Editing and Printing Out Copies to Share!

I’ve finished updating my manuscript with all of the red pen edits I had written onto it over the past few months. I was originally going to go through it one more time, but I have decided that it is time to finally share it. I’m printing out copies and giving them to seven special people over the next few [...]

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