Morgan Worth, Editor, Beta Reader, Proofreader

Morgan and I bumped into each other on social media. Since she offers services for beta reading and proofreading I thought it would be wonderful to have a description of what these two things are and how they work if you hire someone. Tell us a little about yourself I get paid to read books! … Continue reading Morgan Worth, Editor, Beta Reader, Proofreader

A Fresh Pair of Eyes

Barbara Ardinger is an editor I've used and trust. When I edit, she's my go to person for questions because of her background and her extensive knowledge. I asked her to share some of her knowledge in a post. Here is one snippet of what she does. Trying to finish your book or magazine article? … Continue reading A Fresh Pair of Eyes

Done… Over… Complete…

I took my last final today - think I bombed it.  Regardless, I am done.  So long as I didn't fail the class (which I didn't) I have finished my second degree - officially.  Five semesters (2 1/2 years) and I've now got three degrees - Associate Degree in Business Machines (from Blackhawk Technical Institute), … Continue reading Done… Over… Complete…

NO MORE HOMEWORK!!!

I wish this was a cry of completion but it isn’t.  I’m just tired of working on homework.  For Fiction Writing, I’ve read, done the critique and written a letter for each of the three stories we had to read.  I realized that the letters we have to write are very similar to the letters … Continue reading NO MORE HOMEWORK!!!

Schedule

This semester has been kicking my butt.  I’ve whined here on my blog and in real life about how tired I am.  My classes are good.  I’m enjoying the challenge of them.  The schedule is just beating me up.  Monday I am at work by 7:45 am and I am in class until 8:45 pm.  … Continue reading Schedule

Done… mostly

Well I had a lot on my to do list and most of it is done or at least in a better place than I was on Friday.  Alex’s 30th birthday party was yesterday and I think we had a good time with everyone who showed up.  At one point we were segregated by gender … Continue reading Done… mostly

Procrastination

I think I’ve earned a doctorate in this.  Yesterday I worked on organizing, cleaning, and clearing out some of my office.  It was completely a procrastination attempt for doing my paper.  It always takes me a bit to settle into homework but this weekend I was off the charts with procrastinating.  The good thing about … Continue reading Procrastination

First Full Week

I’ve had my first full week of classes.  I’m exhausted (and feel somewhat old), overwhelmed, and a bit excited.  My fiction writing class seems like it will be a lot of fun.  I am looking forward to the critiques of my fellow students.  We will be turning in two short stories for the class and … Continue reading First Full Week

New Semester

Classes started this week.  I have one assignment of reading which I’ll tackle this weekend I think.  I also have a few other things I want to get done before the semester gets into full swing.  My to do list include finishing a few sewing projects, making fake blood to redo my cover shot for … Continue reading New Semester

Spring Classes

I was a bit bummed today when one of my classes was cancelled.  I was looking forward to it and they didn’t get enough students enrolled in it.  No playwriting class for me next semester.  I figured I’d end up with some weird class.  Instead I got (drum roll please) the book editing class I … Continue reading Spring Classes