In the meantime, I’m writing and editing, as usual. I edited my friend D.M. Grace‘s first novella, which she just submitted, and she’s nearly done with her edits on my first novel. I’m dividing my time a little between fanfiction and original fiction right now, since I’m involved with my fandom’s second big bang event (including writing not one, but two stories. Ack). I’m waiting for a response on an anthology submission, I have another story written for a later anthology but not edited/revised yet, and I’m developing three different novel ideas, including a sequel to the first novel.
So, my plate is a little full right now! And that’s without getting into the real-life things. Which I won’t.
I used the editor hat a little extra this week. An author on a mailing list asked for help with ellipses and em dashes, which come in very handy for writers but can carry some pretty strict rules along with them. I gave a little explanation and some examples, with a few follow ups, and a couple of people thanked me for it. Maybe I should start doing some of those here? I mean, I’m no Grammar Girl, but I’ve been editing professionally for 20 years, so I have a few tricks up my sleeve. If nothing else, specific examples might be helpful. That seemed to be the most appreciated on the mailing list.
We’ll see how it goes, and what people want to read. Other than more fiction!