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We’re Halfway There!

I’m officially halfway through my line edit of the third book in The Loki Series: The Trickster’s Song!

Usually, editing makes me crazy.

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No TV and no beer make Homer… something something

But these edits are going pretty well.

I think it’s partly because I’m actually feeling proud of this story – which is unusual for me, because I’m typically just a big ball of writing insecurity – and I’m legit excited to get this next Loki story out into the world.

It’s also because I’ve discovered editing is one of the very few things I can actually do while the kids are home for the summer and the husband is off teaching summer school to high school kids who failed Earth Science. (For the record, my husband would like to point out there is no such thing as “Earth Science.” There is chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy, geology – there is no science of the earth in general.)

Why, you may ask, am I able to do anything requiring the intense concentration of editing while I’m home with small children?

Because my kids will literally watch unboxing videos on YouTube for HOURS. This “watching on my computer” usually conflicts with my “writing on my computer” plans. But hey, since I edit with good, old fashioned pen and paper, the kids can have my laptop as long as they’ll just stay quiet for twenty freaking minutes so I can decide if red silk panties are singular or plural.

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Red pen means I’m not fucking around

All I need are a few more hours of My Little Pony unboxing videos, and this puppy will be ready to shine!

Whoooo-ohhhh we’re halfway there!

TAKE MY HAND AND WE’LL MAKE IT I SWEAR!!!

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3 thoughts on “We’re Halfway There! Leave a comment

  1. The child in my house will also watch those opening boxes videos for hours if I’d let her! Such a weird world the kids are growing up in now isn’t it? Whatever makes them quiet sometimes so we can get something done!

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  2. Super excited for the next book! I also just read your post on how you found yourself writing about Norse mythology and I too was introduced to it long before the Marvel movies came out. My grandparents immigrated to the US from Norway, where I still have many relatives, so the mythology has a special place in my heart. I’ve always been disappointed in the lack of quality fiction based upon Norse myths and I was excited to find your work. I’ve also only recently begun to read fiction with adult themes as it seems to have gone hand in hand with fiction in the fantasy (and other similar) genres, which is just fine with me as long as the quality is there and it doesn’t exist for the sake of those adult themes. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case and then I find myself speed reading through a lot of the book. But, you really lured me in with your writing which is strong because the story would be just as compelling without any of the explicit details. I do hope you continue the Loki series and continue to find inspiration that makes you want to keep writing about these great myths. In the meantime, I’m looking forward to following your work going forward and, of course, the release of the next book. Hopefully the wait goes by in a blink of an eye =). Happy editing!

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    • Thank you so much, Lauren. I’m delighted to hear you enjoyed my book, and I really appreciate your kind words. Hearing from readers helps me motivate to keep going! 🙂 (And I’m also hoping the editing goes by in the blink of an eye!)

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