Limbo Time

Dear Readers: The team of alpha readers in this household is exhausted. I have completed my final draft review. Now a copy of the manuscript is on its way via USPS to six heroic beta readers scattered across the country. When each of them committed to be the next set of eyes reading my story, I was under the gun … More Limbo Time

Lost in translation

Dear Readers: During my writing journey, I was surprised when members of my critique group totally missed the point of some of my scenes because they didn’t know certain terms describing people, places, and things from the 1930’s era: soda jerk, Burma Shave road signs, Coney dogs, biffies. It struck me that important parts of my … More Lost in translation