Self-edit: Quick tips for everything

Self-edit: Quick tips for everything

Self-edit: Quick tips for everything

Self-editing is hard. But finding out you need to self-edit is not hard at all. Take my last post for instance…I just reread it this morning and found all manner of issues with it, which makes me mad at myself, but there it is. Honestly in all its glory. But the point of this post is to say, we SHOULD self-edit. We should not subject our readers to anything less than perfect. Published posts, published books, stories, etc. SHOULD be self-edited (and of course, professionally edited when appropriate), not in its raw form. I apologize. Writing is self-editing. My Teaser

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Pet post: Darby, turns one years old

I got the idea to blog about a pet from a blog who was giving out ideas on what to blog about – well, why I couldn’t figure this one out on my own, beats me. My pet is a huge part of my life, writing-wise and otherwise. She recently turned one years old. We didn’t have cake. She is my foot-warmer in the winter, and my bed buddy all year around. She is not judgemental about what I write, if it is in need of edits, or even if it is the best writing I have ever done. She

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Two books to take to the beach

Are you reading at the beach? Here is my latest book reading post, and if you are reading a book that is just super dooper please feel free to leave a comment below and tell me about it! I am currently reading two books, both in paper. One I keep in my drawer at work and read it on my lunch hour, and the other is at home. What beach read is Kim reading? The work book *hah, workbook! tiny joke* is The House on Mermaid Point by Wendy Wax. This is another one in her series that started with

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It’s gonna happen, making it happen

It’s gonna happen, making it happen

Have you ever told yourself this will happen. It’s gonna happen. Or…We will make it happen? Yeah, me too. It’s a daily thing with me. So, now that I have book two Yew to a Kill out, I am turning thoughts and hands to books three and four. I would love to see them both out this year. Someone recently asked me how I managed to stay on track with getting book two out in just about 90 days…which of course led to me think about a blog post. It’s not easy folks, and fortunately for me, the book was

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Do you like quick updates and fast reads?

Do you like quick updates and fast reads?

I keep hearing that quick, personal posts on writer’s blogs is all the rage…is that true? Do you want more of what I am doing, rather than what I know? I try to have a variety of things on the blog to keep you interested and coming back. I hope to provide you with some cool photos soon of the places that inspired the setting of South Lake Mississippi for the Shannon Wallace mysteries. I personally DO like photo posts. They are easy to scroll through, share, and read the tiny blips underneath. Heck, I don’t have any more time

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