Edits upon Edits

I feel like I am discovering my novel for the first time. I have spent almost 6 years working on this book, and finally I feel like I am truly discovering the characters. It’s amazing what a Editor can truly do for a writer. It’s changing the way I read, the way I think of […]

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Life’s Little Road Blocks…

I keep staring at my editor’s email with the most recent notes for my Manuscript. I want to dive in, I want to just attack it with a GUSTO! But I can’t, I am at work and I must finish my work work before I go home and do my own wonderful super exciting work. […]

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Wait…you mean my Manuscript wasn’t perfect?

So remember how incredibly excited I was a couple of weeks ago when I pressed the GO¬†button on my email sending my Manuscript to my editor? Well, that excitement builds and builds until you get the manuscript back and then….you see RED. At first you think, “AHHHH, I am such a horrible writer!” All those […]

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I FINALLY handed over my Manny to my EDITOR!!!

I can’t believe it, but I have sent the first 8 Chapters of my Manny to my Editor. I have paid the deposit, I have signed the contract…THIS IS HAPPENING!!! I can’t even begin to explain how incredibly excited I am for this moment. Not to mention the fact that I now ALSO have a […]

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I thought I knew what I was doing…

When I first handed my precious Manny over to a friend to do basic structure editing I thought I knew what my weaknesses were. I use way too many commas in places I don’t need them, I really suck at keeping my sentences short, and I have a tendency to over use the same word […]

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I need more WORDS

After I decided to split my first book into two I thought, “This is going to be awesome, I have so much space to fill in the story line!” I started with 53K words, and now I am up to 62K words. My goal is to reach 75K by the end of August. I can […]

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Midsummer has arrived!!

So I’m on my way up to San Jose to spend the weekend with my boyfriend and his family for Midsummer. What’s Midsummer you say?Midsummer, also known as St John’s Day, or Litha, is the period of time centered upon the summer solstice, and more specifically the Northern European celebrations that accompany the actual solstice […]

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Why Are You Yelling At Me?!

I have something not writing related to talk about, it’s more human reaction related which I find just as intriguing as any writing related topic. Really truly as we walk through our lives we are constantly confronted by people who make great characters for a novel. I recently wrote a blog about finding novel characters […]

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J. McSpadden has found a new home

Hello my wonderful readers! I have decided to move to a new home. I have so many things I want to share with you, but for now a perfectly placed picture until I can get this rolling on this new blog of mine.

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