Leggo My Logo!

After several weeks of tweaking and and honing, Nicole at Spot Color Studio sent me the final versions of the logo for Take the Wheel this weekend! She made one vertical version that will work great for the cover of the book, both print and electronic versions, and one horizontal version that will grace the […]

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To All the Writers Whose Books I Edit: I Feel You

I write lots. For a living. And editors often return my articles with red lines all over the place and blue notes in the comments and green highlighting for all the words I overuse. Being edited is nothing new to me. However. I was walking the dog the other afternoon, and it hit me mid-stride: […]

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Adding to Team Take the Wheel

I met with Vinnie Kinsella at Indigo Editing yesterday to ask him questions about the publication process, since I am — or was — so admittedly clueless. He was very enlightening; I feel like I got an upgrade for my literary headlights (see previous post if you have no idea what I’m alluding to). He also […]

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Moving Past the Glow of My Headlights

Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way. – E.L. Doctorow I think about this quote a lot. I usually operate well within the zone of my headlights. Even when I don’t know where a story […]

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Final Book Interviews!

Today, I finished the last two interviews I’m allowing myself for the book formerly known as A Car of One’s Own.  The first was with a numbers guy who, despite being told what I was working on, answered my first question by telling me he didn’t have data broken down by male vs. female. Not so […]

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Trolling for Titles

As I mentioned in my last post, Nicole the Mistress of Marketing told me at our first meeting about my book that I had a terrible title. I had been calling it A Car of One’s Own, a nod to Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own. Turns out most women are not so up on their century-old feminist […]

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Essay in the Indigo Newsletter

Now that I’m part of Team Indigo, I get to write for their newsletter (much to the relief of my fellow editors, who are glad to have another writer in the rotation). For the December issue, I was asked to write about community, a subject that, as a freelance writer who is happiest with furry, […]

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I’m an Indigo Girl

It is now official. Last night, co-owners Ali McCart and Kristin Thiel plied me with two whiskey and ginger beers to get me to sign the Indigo Editing contractor agreement. (I would have done it without the drinks, but I never look a drink horse in the mouth.) This means that if you’ve got a […]

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