During the process of tightening up Siana’s War for publication I went on a crusade to eradicate what I came to call “junk phrases”–phrases which added nothing to the prose but increased the overall word count of already long novel. Once I identified a new junk phrase, I was generally chagrined to discover how frequently
As a writer I’ve hit a milestone: my first fiction publication (pending with Kindle as the image shows). So at this milestone, I’ll pause to summarize the journey (so far). Siana as a character was once Eolia, part of my imaginative life circa age 13. She wasn’t the most significant of my childhood writing ideas.