Katie Ruggle | 5 Ingenious Ways to Give An Editor Reasons to Drink
April 20, 2016
Top Five Ways I Drive My Editor to Drink
- Describe the crime-scene stuff in my books with waaay too much detail,
because I am a huge forensics nerd. What I find â€śfascinating,â€ť normal people
find â€śreally gross.â€ť
- Write an entire chapter merely to set up a joke (it was a funny joke,
though. Maybe â€śforward momentumâ€ť and â€śplotâ€ť should to take a back seat and let
humor drive for a while).
- Completely and utterly fail in my attempt to write short(er). Even after
cutting two complete chapters from In Safe Hands (Book 4 of my Search
and Rescue series), I added so much elsewhere that the manuscript was even
longer than itâ€™d been before edits. I just canâ€™t stop adding words. Itâ€™s a
- Lament my inability to correctly use the subjunctive mood for an entire
(long) email, because, in addition to being a huge forensics nerd, I am also a
huge grammar nerd.
- Dump my insecurities on her head. â€śDo you like my book? Did the copyeditor
like my book? Did your mom like my book? Will readers like my book? Do you think
itâ€™s good? Really? Honestly? Tell me again what you like about it.â€ť Normally,
Iâ€™m a pretty relaxed, easygoing person, but putting my books out into the world
seems to push my â€śneedy and insecureâ€ť button. Being published has been an
amazing experienceâ€”and a very, very scary one. My editor has been forced to fill
the role of hand-holder and therapist along with her many other duties. Iâ€™m sure
Iâ€™ll calm down as the series progresses and I get a few release days under my
Until then, all I can do is keep my wonderful, long-suffering editor supplied
My lovely friends at Sourcebooks are giving away a
bottle of (wait, scratch that) a copy
of HOLD YOUR BREATH to
one lucky commenter. Just tell us what your favorite drink would be if you were
an editor of mine?
When sheâ€™s not writing, Katie Ruggle rides horses, shoots guns, and travels
to warm places where she can SCUBA dive. Graduating from the Police Academy,
Katie received her ice-rescue certification and can attest that the reservoirs
in the Colorado mountains really are that cold. While she still misses her
off-grid, solar- and wind-powered house in the Rocky Mountains, she now lives in
Rochester, Minnesota near her family. Katie Ruggle: http://katieruggle.com/
In the remote Rocky Mountains, lives depend on the Search &
Rescue brotherhood. But in a place this far off the map, trust is hard to come
by and secrets can be murderâ€¦
As the captain of Field Countyâ€™s ice rescue dive team, Callum Cook is driven to
perfection. But when he meets new diver Louise â€śLouâ€ť Sparks, all that hard-won
order is obliterated in an instant. Lou is a hurricane. A walking disaster. And
with her, heâ€™s never felt more aliveâ€¦even if keeping her safe may just kill him.
Louâ€™s new to the Rockies, intent on escaping her controlling ex, and sheâ€™s
determined to make it on her own termsâ€¦no matter how tempting Callum may be. But
when a routine training exercise unearths a body, Lou and Callum find themselves
thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse with a killer who will stop at
nothing to silence Louâ€”and prove that not even her new Search and Rescue family
can keep her safe forever.
20 comments posted.
Re: Katie Ruggle | 5 Ingenious Ways to Give An Editor Reasons to Drink
I think my favorite drink would be a cup to herbal tea!!! It soothes your nerves!! HA
(Bonnie Capuano 9:20am April 20, 2016)
My favorite drink would be chai. Love this soothing drink.
(Sharon Berger 11:17am April 20, 2016)
Love flavored diet sodas...
(Colleen Conklin 12:55pm April 20, 2016)
I would probably stick to my favorite comfort drink--made from scratch hot chocolate!
(Michael Burkhead 4:48pm April 20, 2016)
I'm a BIG coffee drinker . I can drink coffee all day and at night till I go to bed and it doesn't bother me . The coffee pot is always on at my house . I would love to win this book , thanks for the chance .
(Joan Thrasher 10:29am April 21, 2016)
Favorite drink to wake me up - coffee with flavored creamer. My favorite for relaxing is a glass of moscato wine.
(Cheryl Castings 11:00am April 21, 2016)
my favorite drink is an Old Fashioned
(Jean Benedict 12:16pm April 21, 2016)
A bottle of scratch would be just fine, thank you. Better
make that a bottle of scotch, then, which really is my
drink of choice to relax with with a good book.
(Deb Philippon 4:08pm April 21, 2016)
I think I'prefer something a bit on the strong side. Maybe
(Judy Gregory 4:29pm April 23, 2016)
It sounds like we have a lot in common. I think that I could endure without
the heavy stuff but I would love some really good Thai tea. That always
makes me happy!
(Laura Sebastian 7:44am April 24, 2016)
Spearmint tea is very relaxing.
(Kelly Powell 3:46pm April 24, 2016)
(Kelly Powell 3:46pm April 24, 2016)
I'm not a big drinker of much of anything, besides water.
Once in a while I'll have a sweet tea, so I guess that would
be my splurge. ;)
(Cindy McCann 6:27pm April 24, 2016)
Either high tea or a Pepsi or Coke made with real sugar.
(Melinda Marks 9:10pm April 24, 2016)
My comfort drink is caramel latte, the caffeine doesn't
bother me at all.
(Maureen Davidson 9:14pm April 24, 2016)
I love Blueberry tea when I read.
(Sharon Extine 1:59am April 25, 2016)
Peach Snapple is my fave. Try to stay away from the hard stuff.
(Beth Elder 8:53am April 25, 2016)
Some drink that has chocolate.
(Leona Olson 9:49am April 25, 2016)
It would have to be Barq's Root Beer and a cup of hot tea with plenty of sugar.
(Anna Speed 12:04pm April 25, 2016)
Iced tea with lemon!
(Denise Austin 6:00pm April 25, 2016)
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