I've been working through revising my novel, using Holly Lisle's 'How to Revise Your Novel' class. The first 16 or so Lessons are all about finding what's wrong. Lesson 17, you take your notes, and you start writing in changes on your paper copy. It makes my brain hurt if I do it for too … Continue reading FINALLY Hit the Write In
I sent out some copies of my novel to some alpha readers. I don't expect feedback from all of them - some have health issues or anxiety issues, and I really just sent it to them for fun. Doing this, I might note, is nerve wracking. What if they read it and don't like my … Continue reading When It’s Time to Let Someone Else Read Your Baby
Oh, glorious day, the first draft for my Ocooch Mountains 'Still Water' novel is complete. Take a look at those smexy, smexy words freshly printed and inserted in their binder for revision. It finished at 74,500 words or so, which isn't a worry because I always expand dramatically during revision. Printed double spaced, singles sided, … Continue reading First Draft of Ocooch Complete!
I've been laying out what I want for a cover to my current novel, and I finally sat down last week and tried to paint it for the first time. I expected to have to retry multiple times. It turned out wonderfully the first time. This is watercolor and colored pencil: I had to color … Continue reading First Peek at My Cover Illustration
I've been having a lot of work related nerves lately, but my husband sat me down. He pointed out that THIS IS MY CHANCE. Working part time and healthy, this is my chance to be a SERIOUS WRITER. Get that book finished and revised and PUBLISHED. I have a cheap content editor available. (Was part … Continue reading Being a Serious Writer