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?
I finished the type in of the revisions I've made on my 'Ocooch: Still Water' novel! This was just the first round of revisions with my Alpha readers who see my book at its worst. But that step is complete, and I'm sending it out to new readers for a second round of feed back … Continue reading First Round of Revisions Complete!
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 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
The Ocooch Mountains novel's first draft is coming along - I have just over 35,000 words. That's about 1/3 of the way there for a first draft in this genre! I'm working hard on trying to make sure I write at least a little every day. Prior to this, I had written during NaNoWriMo primarily, … Continue reading Ocooch and Content Editors
I had forgotten how wonderful it is to dive into a first draft, writing freely without that critical editor in my head or the worry of people judging my results. This draft is always just for me, and watching the word count climb, reading over what I've produced, is such a joy. Later, it will … Continue reading The Joys of a First Draft
Just a quick shout out that my newest novel, roughly titled "Still Waters" has begun! I'm so in the honeymoon stage and loving writing. *smile* Of course, that's a tease, but I never talk about the book I'm writing. It's not suspicion, just realization that if I talk about what I'm writing I lose enthusiasm … Continue reading Ocooch 01: ‘Still Waters’ HAS BEGUN!