Stick a Fork In It

After the many days, months and yes, even years, I’ve completed the ninth draft of my novel Mariline. From here it will go through a program call Grammarly to work out the grammatical kinks that befall even the greatest sage. Then I have been speaking with a developmental editor, which will take their red pen to my words, my baby and with hope will not be too sharp with the scissors. I have to say I am feeling good about this work. I think it stands up with the best writing I’ve ever done, and all that other blah-blah egotistical authors would say. I am looking forward to their review.

Just to give you some background on the novel, it is a paranormal drama I started in 2010 for NANOWRIMO. The plot had been kicked around for many years, although it did not start as a paranormal drama at the time. The elevator pitch goes something like:


In suburban Mainline Philadelphia, Carol is the nanny and surrogate mother for Emily, whose parents have died, or so she thought. When Emily is kidnapped, how far will Carol go to save Emily from Emily’s abusive father?


That’s the basis, but you guys know it is more than that. We’ll see what happens with the developmental editor.

6 Replies to “Stick a Fork In It”

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    1. I’ve been blogging since 2006, first on yahoo, then on other sites. I started my own web site in 2012 when I published my first book. I’ve got some of the old stuff out there but most of it “went with the wind.” It was me bitching about my then wife. That is all water under the bridge now.

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