Are you an author? Forget all the snobby definitions of what you Must Have To Be An Author. If you write, you're an author, and if you write more than once in a blue moon, a writing tracker is a HUGE HELP. For years, I've fumbled along with my excel spreadsheets, constantly breaking them, but … Continue reading Writing Trackers
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!
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
(Or I got my critique back from Kristen Lamb!) I was lucky enough to snag a 20 page critique from Kristen Lamb, and I worked up my authorly nerves and sent her my pages. Note that pretty much no one but my mom has ever read my writing, much less a Professional. Waited ten days. … Continue reading Oh, That Stings!