I've been busy this last week, even if I was feeling pretty awful. I got TWO of Holly's How to Revise Your Novel lessons done: And I'm plugging along on lesson 8. And then, I've fallen in love with watching artists paint in gouache, so much so that my husband is getting me a set … Continue reading Creative Update
I'm plugging along on the novel I'm outlining, working title 'Girlie'. Yes, my working titles are terrible. I never settle on what I want the final title to be until I'm done with the novel, and then it's a battle. The inspiration for this one, that I didn't save because I'm an idiot, is from … Continue reading Weekly Writing Update
When I published my first novel, I didn't have the money, after all the $3000+ in expenses, to hire a content editor, so I muddled along with beta readers and a proof reader. This was a mistake. I'm not 100% happy with the result. Now that I'm revising book two, I want to get it … Continue reading Officially On a Content Editor’s Schedule!
I'm still plugging along on my novel's final revisions, and it amazes me all the depth my proof readers help me create and the problems they catch for me to repair. Every draft becomes richer and better realized until I hit publish at which point it stops growing. Or does it? JRR Tolkien was prone … Continue reading A Novel Is a Living Document
So, the release date for my novel has been moved from June 15th to July 15th due to work due date conflicts, but I'm still puttering along with it. Here you can see my progress with no spoilers: You can see on the right that I've revised 7 of 15 chapters, and on the left … Continue reading My Cover Mock Up!
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!