Divine Bird

I believe in a high-fiber diet…like wool, alpaca, cashmere…

June 14, 2014
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Is It Possible to Work Too Quickly??

You might have seen this on my social media pages, but…I didn’t expect to finish the three proofreading projects in my queue so quickly, which means now the rest of June is wide open for me. If you’ve got a book, … Continue reading

May 2, 2014
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Divine Bird Pro – Now Open!

Just popping by to announce the opening of my new site, Divine Bird Proofreading.  I’ll keep the info up on the blog here, but after a conversation with Kristin, I realized it might be nice to separate that business from … Continue reading

October 9, 2013
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Wordcount Blues

It’s not so much the wordcount as it is the need to rewrite about half of H2O. It’s necessary; the plot is solid mostly, but there’s a huge chunk that needs a lot of work and some major character stuff … Continue reading

June 23, 2013
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It’s Official

This week I sent off my first official agent query letter.  I chose to start with an agent that I really want–for some reason, I keep seeing advice to ‘aim low’ with your first queries, but honestly, that seems silly. … Continue reading

April 30, 2013
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At least it wasn’t FEWER words than I thought…

So hey. As some of you know, I was doing Camp Nanowrimo this month, which was tons of fun. But I wasn’t hitting my goal of 50k, which was disappointing but not horribly so. I was okay with it. I … Continue reading

April 29, 2013
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Checking In: April

So, April. I did Camp Nanowrimo for the first time. My goal was to see if an old story could still be a viable piece or else I would put it away forever. It turns out that it was, in … Continue reading

January 28, 2013
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More Editing Progress

I hit 44k words in edits yesterday, putting me over the halfway point to where I see my book ending up.  I got through some major scenes and achieved several plot points that I wanted to hit by this time. … Continue reading

January 17, 2013
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Editing Progress

Tonight I hit 30,154 words in edits! I’m officially over 1/3 of the way through H2O Book 1!  I just needed to crow about it.  To put it in perspective, I wrote a first draft that hit over 70k.  When … Continue reading

December 18, 2012
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What a Crazy Month!

It’s been non-stop cooking around here, what with my mom’s surprise 60th birthday party that we held just a couple weeks after Thanksgiving.  Now I’m astounded that next week is Christmas!! What happened to December, huh?? In writing news, obviously … Continue reading

November 23, 2012
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I’m a Nanowrimo Winner!

Taking a moment in between writing advice posts to say that I officially hit 50k just before midnight on November 22.  After a long, busy Thanksgiving day and an exciting-not-in-a-good-way evening (though all is well now), I came home feeling … Continue reading

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