Shannon Stacey

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Editing and social media

On Tuesday, I blogged about the question, what are edits like?. Today, I have a related topic, but this one’s far more opinion-based. (As in, this is what I think, but you can and should do whatever you want because what the hell do I know?)

I received an email from a friend wanting to know the real title of Title B (see Tuesday’s blog post via the above link if you haven’t already read it) (and, no, I’m … Read More »

What are edits like?

Having just finished edits on Yours By Design Yours To Keep, I was asked a question I’ve been asked before, usually by aspiring authors or new authors stalking their inboxes, waiting for their first round of edits. What are edits like? I’ve seen others answer the same question and the answers are often similar in vague, possibly frustrating ways. It varies by author. It varies by editor. Both true but, more importantly, it varies by book.

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A peek behind the curtain – Exclusively Yours

Jessica, from Read | React | Review read, reacted to and reviewed Exclusively Yours, the audio version. And she liked it! Yay!

AND, she invited me to submit a post for her new “Behind the Lines” feature, which is very cool. If you pop over there, you can read about how a moment with my teenage son and a moment with Joe Kowalski’s teen nephew got all rolled up in an emotional ball for me. I’m not … Read More »

One day later…or was it yesterday?

Here’s a lesson I recently learned. Never say Screw the timeline. I’m just going to write and figure it out after…

Therein lies madness. For you. For your editor. Especially if the book takes place over a short period of time. And in the book I’m working on now, though it has a much longer timeline, it’s just as important because there’s a pregnancy involved. I’d like to avoid my editor saying, “You know, dumbass, she’s pregnant for thirteen months … Read More »

My editing process

(If you’re my editor, you might want to look away.)

I’m currently doing edits for my June Carina Press release, Exclusively Yours. (I hope to have a blurb soon so I can make a page for it.) So, while I’ve talked about it before, what better time to talk about the editing process than while you’re in the editing process?

The one thing I figured out early on is that, no matter how insecure you consciously feel, every writer … Read More »

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