Goodnight Sunshine – the Wife’s Perspective, Part 6

Ready for beta readers in August of 2014, Mark held his breath and pressed 'send' on what we felt must be the final draft, once again, save typos. One friend provided immediate feedback, bringing welcome relief. Then we waited. And waited. More…

Goodnight Sunshine – the Wife’s Perspective, Part 4

After a California Christmas with Mark's parents and his precious Uncle Tom -- whom Goodnight Sunshine is dedicated to -- we headed to Tucson, Arizona to connect with friends. It would be a working holiday because we had given ourselves a…

Goodnight Sunshine – the Wife’s Perspective, Part 3

My favourite part of editing is when I get hold of the manuscript and dive in to providing line-by-line feedback for the author. When I was through reading Mark's first draft, I assumed I would get that opportunity. But after…

Goodnight Sunshine – the Wife’s Perspective, Part 2

Mark was a racehorse let out of the gate -- he wrote with determination, focus, speed, and joy. It was beautiful. We were living in Powell River and he had come home from a trip to the recycling bins, excited with inspiration about where…