Reading Report for 2014 and a Preview of 2015

annual wrap-up, reading
Today, I’m kicking off a series of posts where I’ll look back at what I accomplished in 2014 and what I have planned for 2015 in the three main word-related areas of my life: reading, writing, and editing. Since “reading” is the easiest to quantify, we’ll start there. The other…
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December Book Wrap-up

monthly wrap-up, reading
Before we start with the books, a quick programming note: Welcome to 2015! I’m starting off with my December 2014 Book Wrap-up but come back next week for either two or three (I haven’t decided yet) posts addressing reading, writing, and editing as they happened in 2014 and as I…
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Editing ‘The Last Superhero’

editing
When Astrid asked me to edit “The Last Superhero,” a lot of thoughts went through my mind. It wasn’t my first full-length novel. I’d edited at least half a dozen before this one. It wasn’t even my first time editing her work – I’ve edited two full-length novels and some…
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November Book Wrap-up

monthly wrap-up, reading
The second half of November, once I finished some major work events, was great for reading. I finished 7 books in all, though among that I’m including one I edited (I’ll have read it about 4 times by the time I finish work on it this week). This was a…
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October Book Wrap-up

monthly wrap-up, reading
I have been working working working and so this post is late late late! Ack! October was a decent reading month with 5 books total. Two of them were shorter books but one was 771 pages long (and felt even longer) so I’m going to consider that a very good…
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September Book Wrap-up

monthly wrap-up, reading
It’s time again (already?!?) for my monthly book wrap-up. After a disappointing August with only 2 books, I was ready to really bump it up in September. Oh yeah! And did I succeed? Um, I read 3 books last month. But let’s focus on the positive – all three were…
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Course Review – Character Development Intensive

writing
Over the years, I’ve taken multiple courses online from Gotham Writers at writingclasses.com. Most of their online courses are 6-10 weeks long and include weekly lessons to read and discuss with your classmates, exercises to complete on your own, homework with instructor feedback, and periodic peer reviews. While valuable, after…
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What happened to August?

editing
AKA: The life of a freelancing editor I had grand plans to blog regularly in August, and then several things happened that sort of interfered. Most of them are actually word-related so they’re worthy of sharing here, though as you can see from last week’s post, not much of it…
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August Book Wrap-up

monthly wrap-up, reading
In July, I started a new feature where I share quick reviews of all the books I read during the month. And I recapped an impressive 8 books! I closed the post with: “Not a bad month – guess we’ll see what August brings!“ Spoiler alert: August did not bring…
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