And some pretty for you: Murky Water is set around Thanksgiving, and of course the Kickapoo River Valley is a starring point in it! The cover is complete; this is just a preview. Yay~!
I'm at the halfway point on my draft of Murky Water! They're not marked off yet, but I completed 3,000 words today which would put me through 52. So, huzzah~!
I got a letter in the mail from the Library of Congress! And inside? A certificate for my copyright on 'Still Water' that shows it was approved. I'm SO happy! Like, seriously, should I frame it?
My brother's lady who helps him clean saw my book in the paper, told my brother, who told my mom, who called to ask me about it, and I was confused. So, I went trundling down to buy a copy of the paper! Here it is: Super exciting!
I finally got to see my novel in print! There are some issues with this proof, so I resubmitted with corrections, and now the paperback is live! You can find it here on Amazon. I took photos: These two are for my god kids, and they live in Canada. I didn't list this book widely … Continue reading Paperback Proofs!
My novel is turned in! My brains are spaghetti, but I got it all turned in to my proof readers., and responses are positive so far. I got a call from a beta reader that was a huge help and very encouraging too. Before I turned it in, I reread and proofed it one more … Continue reading Novel Turned In!
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
A close friend has been talking through my revisions with me on the Ocooch Mountains: Still Water novel. I had come to realize that not having deadlines was hindering me. It was so easy to say 'hey, I don't feel good today, I'll just play Guild Wars instead' instead of buckling down and working on … Continue reading Accountability Deadlines for Still Water
Just a quick sneak peek at my editing. This is my second round of major edits, and I'm laying out what I plan to do next based on some feedback from my Beta readers and brainstorming with one of my closest friends. The first image is from Scrivener: The first round of edits are typed … Continue reading Just a Sneak Peek
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?