I've run into a storage and sorting problem. The first part is that I have 5 different drafts of my current novel, 'Still Water', and I don't want to throw any of them out but at the same time where do I keep them?!? Beyond that, I have written... 9? 10? novels. 10 if you … Continue reading In Which I Have Written Too Many Novels
Super short post because of the holiday, but the company who runs 4thewords? I messaged them tearfully to ask if there was any way to recover the words I overwrote. I included the gist of the first line just in case they were able to look. No response. BUT!!! I sat down to use the … Continue reading Huzzah!
I don't show it often, but I have a big white board (it's actually white board vinyl taped to the wall) where I sort out my next writing steps. I let it get a little dated and only updated to show when I finished a How to Revise Your Novel section. Note that this link … Continue reading Sorting My Kanban Board for Revising
A lot of the time, when you're writing, you're writing into a void. No one sees your words but you for months and months while you draft and do the first round of revisions. It's lonely. It's hard to see what you have on your hands because you have no distance from it. Is it … Continue reading When You Write, You Write Into a Void
I commissioned some artwork from Ina Wong on DeviantArt for the cover of my Young Adult Urban Fantasy novel, 'Still Water'. You can find her here on DeviantArt, and her work is AMAZING. I gave her a basic description of the main character, indicated she would need to be muscled like a swimmer, and let … Continue reading Take a Sneak Peek at My Cover Art!
Many, apparently. I cleaned my desk so I could work on revising more, and here's a peek: The stacked file trays are new, and I'm using them to sort feedback/different drafts of my novel: Top level is current draft, next my Alphasmart Neo, then supplies for revising, then feed back from an Alpha reader, then … Continue reading How Many Copies of My Novel Do I Need?
In early March, I put in a commission request for Inawong on Deviant Art. They produce professional level work that I like, and a particular piece of theirs caught my eye. (Found here since I don't want to steal their image.) I gave a budget, a rough description of what I needed, and a request … Continue reading Imma Bleed Money But It’s a Good Thing
I've spent the last three months or so writing in revisions on my current work in progress. I was somewhat delayed by the Corona Virus - I spent so much time stressing and watching the numbers climb that every time my husband caught me doing it, we sat down and played Guild Wars 2. Fun, … Continue reading Huzzah and Hey Hooray! Finished My Write In Today!
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