Lindsey R. Loucks

Author of Romance and Other Scary Things

My Editing Cave Has Chocolate

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If it seems like I’ve vanished, I haven’t. I’m still here, hunkered over my keyboard editing The Grave Winner until it’s all sparkly. Actually, I’m done editing. Now I’m just reading through it for the millionth time to see if everything flows and makes some kind of sense. This might be the last time it’s in my hands before it grows up to be a real book. *sniff, sniff*

I’ve read this story so many times now that it’s hard to know if the setting is described perfectly, if character actions and reactions are realistic, or if the plot stemmed from the brain of a crazy person. Oh, wait – it did come from a crazy person! So yeah, that writer self-doubt is creeping in big time.

My solution? Chocolate. That stuff can cure anything. Do you have a papercut? Smear some chocolate sauce on it. Headache? Take two doses of chocolate chip cookies and chase it with chocolate-flavored coffee.

I did crawl out of my editing cave long enough to pitch a novella to three editors from three different publishing companies. Two requested to read it. I’ll let you know how everything pans out with that.

Okie-doke. I’m heading back now. Peace out.

11 Comments

  1. Congrats, Lindsey! And could you throw some of that chocolate my way?;)

  2. I thought wine cured everything, but maybe I should try chocolate.

  3. Good luck on the novella, though it doesn’t sound like you need it. And damn you…whatever that gooey chocolate temptation is, the image of it is burned into my brain, which is now sending jolts of “feed me” messages to my stomach every half second. So while I’m prowling the nearest grocery aisles in search of melted chocolate, it’ll be your name I’m cursing.

  4. Congratz on a new project, your upcoming release, and this awesome-looking new website! You’re looking way professional now, kid. Not sure I’ll ever make it to this level 🙂

    Keep us updated on TGW news!!

  5. Yum. Chocolate. *drool*

    Good luck with the submission. Give it a final pat from me for good luck.

    Janice~

  6. congratulations on your website. I love your humor and your phrasing.

  7. Congratulations on your website. I really like your phrasing and your humor.

  8. admin

    September 29, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Pam – If you find whatever that chocolatey goodness is at the grocery store, let me know!

    Thank you, Mysti, Janice, and Rowena!

  9. Melissa Robitille

    October 2, 2012 at 5:13 am

    Recipe for individual size chocolate lava cakes…
    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/ghirardelli-individual-chocolate-lava-cakes/
    Not that I’m a chocolate enabler or anything.

  10. Oh my gosh, Melissa! I’m totally making those!

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