Liz Durano

A Saturday Update #authorlife

I’ve lost count of how long it’s been since we started lockdown. The vegetables we planted when this all began are now ready to be harvested, like the tomatoes I used for this morning’s breakfast omelet. I still… Read More

Things I’m Doing Instead of Writing the Next Book (A Procrastination Post)

Unpublishing a few books that need a few tweaks (i.e. put back the sex I removed while on a drunken spree). Removing most of the passages about family in Falling for Jordan that detracted from the romance big… Read More

How Do You Know When Editorial Feedback is ‘Right’? – CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD

A quick reblog because I love this – and it’s to remind me why I have an editor, to begin with. Editing does not mean correcting. It does not mean changing things without your say so. It does… Read More

A New Launch Date

So I had to make a change this morning, and if you’re reading this from your web browser, you’ll notice that my countdown for the release of Loving Riley has been postponed to April 26.  It may still… Read More

Editing Blues

There’s nothing like receiving a note from your editor saying they’ve read your novel and they need a bit more time because “there’s a fair bit to do” that has you thinking that maybe that revision you wrote… Read More

When the Master Speaks… You Listen #Writing

So today while finishing up my manuscript and crossing my fingers that all loose ends have been tied nicely in a hundred bows, I saw this: Aspiring fiction writer? Cool! Here are 2 phrases you must NEVER use:… Read More

Back on the Editing Train…

My editor emailed me this morning saying that she would probably not get to my manuscript until Monday and suddenly, all my new WIP last night were forgotten. I still had a few days. Huzzah! And so that’s… Read More

Now Comes the Waiting

Hard to believe but I just spent the last eight hours butt-to-chair finishing up the self-edits of Loving Riley before I attached the Word files for my editor (.doc and .docx because I couldn’t remember what she preferred)… Read More

Don’t Fix What Ain’t Broke

Sometimes I think the universe or Fate has to intervene to tell us something when we’re clearly refusing to listen to anything else but our constant self-talk and self-doubt.  And today, one message came loud and clear – again…. Read More

One Step At A Time

“E.L. Doctorow once said that ‘writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.’ You don’t have to see… Read More

Back to Basics

The last few days have been big for me.  I finalized the purchase of an exclusive photo for Loving Riley and my cover designer started on it right away.  It’s a brand new design, which explains the new… Read More