So, this is being written on Sunday for my Monday post. As of this morning, I'm at 15,732 words! The goal for today is 11,669, and I haven't written yet today so I'm doing well! I did some of this writing at my in-laws' new place, so I have to take a bit to transfer … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Update as of Sunday Morning
Ya'll. YA'LL. It's National Novel Writing Month! Which may not affect you directly, but I'll be writing 50,000 words in 30 days to celebrate. This will be the 7th time I've done this event through NaNoWriMo.org , and I've 'won' 5 times! Here it is! I won't be starting a new book, although the event … Continue reading NaNoWriMo!
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