Get Published Episode 69 – Virginia O’Dine & Bundoran Press

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode69.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI’ve had the good fortune to meet some remarkable people at conventions and online. One of those people is Virginia O’Dine. Virginia is one of the founders, the publisher and editor for Bundoran Press. We have tried to get together for an interview before, but it has taken the better part of two years to finally line up our schedules. It was a great conversation and I hope you enjoy it. I also want to give you a personal update. By the time this episode hits the feed, I will be at the 2011 World Fantasy Convention with my writing partner, JR Murdock. JR is from San Diego where […]

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Editing Update – My Transgressions Have Caught Up With Me

I have learned a lot in my current round of revising my “Mik Murdoch” manuscript. The very biggest lesson has been not to rush the story. I know I’ve mentioned this, but I sometimes find myself hurrying a story to finish it. It results in glossed over scenes, scenes that end too abruptly or just situations that are unlikely. As you might imagine, I’m getting tagged with more of those at the end of the book than I was at the beginning. So, I’ve been working for the past several days trying to get to that most sought after page, the last. Except, I keep getting tripped up with little comments like “Expand this” or “Ends too suddenly” or even […]

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Editing Update – It is to Laugh

I made what I’m sure is a rookie mistake last night in my editing. I revised an entire chapter based on the comments of my editor only to get to the last page and read, “Rewrite the chapter. Nothing really happens…”. There was more to the comment, but I had just spent over an hour tweaking and making everything better based on previous comments. Am I angry? No, not at all. The rewriting process was good and I will be able to use some of what I did. The joke, and it is a joke on me, is that I didn’t read all the comments on the chapter before I started my revision. That could lead to the question: did […]

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