DON’T Publish Your NaNo Piece (yet)!

You’ve written your 50,000 words, you’ve re-read your manuscript a couple times, you’re all set to start querying agents, right? Or, if your aim is to self-publish, you’re ready to showcase your work to the world, right? Wrong. You might […]

Find Frank (and the 200 pages I scrapped)

TLDR: In sum, editing first (and second) drafts of a manuscript is all about making tough choices and sometimes you have to scrap hundreds of pages (like I did) and start over. In the words of Steven King, “Sometimes you […]