The edits roll on

Past the first 6 chapters I continued my edit – I was on a roll and figured the length of time away from the story would give me a fresh perspective.  The seventh chapter is the beginning of the second half of the book and man did it need some massive editing.  It had always [...]

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Looking Back

theGIANTbook.com’s documentary/blog is now running on a wordpress based blog.  WordPress seems to do better (than my previous blog engine) in search engines, has more features, and once you figure out the template structure, not so hard to customize the look of the page.  And I lost the password to my previous blog engine. During [...]

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A Long Time Gone

Yes, I’m still here.  There were technical and personal reasons for the long absence.  Excuse #1: I upgraded computers some time ago and lost the password information for my previous blog service.  Excuse #2:  A son is born!  My wife and I welcomed our second child to the family.  A newborn and a toddler don’t [...]

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The Polish Edit is Finished

Time for celebration? After years of writing, I have a novel that I feel comfortable sending to agents and / or publishers. It feels good to have a complete manuscript, though after years of writing and editing, now I have to do something new. Market. Oh boy. I’ve been working on a query letter for [...]

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The Polish Edit

I haven’t had much time in the past few weeks to work on the polish edit of the GIANT, but I’ve found enough time to make it through the first 40 (of 218 and shrinking) pages. It’s going well, most passages flow well and I don’t feel the compulsion to rewrite everything. The heaviest work [...]

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