So what am I up to?
I am continuing to work with several of my talented clients on their revisions, as well as one new voice whose premise was too good to turn away.
Most of my time, however, is currently going toward creating/developing two online courses that will be held in the magical world of Google Wave. The first course, Self-Editing for First-Time Novelists, will most likely begin in April or May. The second course, Writing Your First Draft Now, will be held this summer (assuming all goes well in the first class, of course!).
So, if you happen to pop by here and notice not much is going on, or have trouble accessing my main site (www.murdockediting.com, which will hopefully be undergoing an overhaul over the next several weeks), never fear, I'm still here! Just buried in a new project. Please continue to feel free to e-mail me with editing- and publishing-related questions, and if you found your way here looking for a manuscript evaluation, I'm happy to provide referrals to other editors who are currently taking on new clients.
And finally, for the most exciting part of the post: Want to be part of my test class? If all goes as planned, the course will be held in March. It will be free, with only 5 students, and a Google Wave invite if you need it. You'll learn the basics of self-editing, and I'll get to hone my online teaching skills - it's win-win! If you'd like one of the 5 spots, please e-mail me the query letter for the novel you'll be bringing to the class, plus the first ten pages (sorry, only writers who have a completed manuscript will be considered).