Editing books, editing maps

Editing books, editing maps

June was a big month of editing. I tore through a good portion of the third book in my Snakesblood Saga—still tentatively titled, I suppose, as I’m never fully happy with most of the names I manage to come up with. I’m mostly happy with the individual book titles,… Read the rest...
Revision wrap-up

Revision wrap-up

Toward the end of summer in 2017, we took a short trip into the nearby wilderness and delved into the only old growth forest remaining in western Tennessee. It was beautiful, and one of the most inspiring places I’ve been, though we haven’t been back. Now would be a good… Read the rest...
Scaling back

Scaling back

When I made my wild plans for crazy productivity this year, I didn’t know we were going to be moving. Had I known, I would have planned differently. Had we not, everything would probably have gone just fine. Our schedule wouldn’t have changed, I wouldn’t have spent weeks showing the… Read the rest...
Oops

Oops

Editing and rewriting definitely counts as writing. Unfortunately, they count better when I remember to count them. I’ve been editing Serpent’s Tears every day for the past week. Some days I’ve made great progress, and other days–like today–it’s been more of a struggle. Still, I’m moving forward at a steady… Read the rest...
The January gear shift

The January gear shift

After I talked about my progress on Spectrum Blade last week, I took some time to reflect on what I was doing and what I should prioritize. It’s not the same as changing my plans, but changing what I’m working on right this minute. I made some great progress on… Read the rest...
Overplan, but be reasonable

Overplan, but be reasonable

Here’s an unpopular opinion: It’s better to plan more work for a week than you think you can get done. I know that’s going to horrify some people, but there’s a reason for it, I promise. Part of it is connected to what I said last week–about how plans are… Read the rest...
The adaptability of plans

The adaptability of plans

I like planning things. I like planning way ahead. I like planning for things that may never happen. Right now, I’m planning what to do with a sloped back yard with two large oak trees in it. Not a lot grows under oak trees. Right now, there’s no guarantee we’ll… Read the rest...