Apr 12

Second Round

BehindClosedDoorsBehind Closed Doors is off on its second journey. I have two people reading it now, and I’m saving the final read for my biggest critic (in a good way). Since by the time she gets it, BCD is going to be as close to completion as I can get it, I want someone whose topics for reading vary just as much as mine to give it a go. My goal for this book is ‘entertainment.’ I’m not setting out to change anyone’s life or get them to contemplate much more than how friendship can affect people, and I hope I hit the mark.

I’m working on my query letter, and boy does that suck. I wish I had someone to write one for me, or an interested agent who wouldn’t need one. It’s killing me!

 

Mar 31

Camp NaNoWriMo

I’m ready. It took until this morning for me to finalize what I want to do/focus on, and I’ve come up with an almost complete rewrite of The Elements. I have a good beginning/middle snowflake method write-up done, so I’m ready to attack it once the clock strikes midnight tonight.

Behind Closed Doors is in it’s third editing stage. I got it back from my beta writer, and short of working on one of the characters a bit more, she really liked it. I have high hopes for this one, and I can’t wait until my second round of beta readers have a chance to see it.

 

Elements Cover

Mar 24

Outside Of My Comfort Zone

RooBook copy

Here’s something I’ve been playing around with. See, my 6-year-old is quite a quirky little thing, and I am constantly catching and recording some of those instances. Someone told me I should write a book, and it’s been circling my brain for a bit now. So, considering I’m done (for a brief moment in time) with Behind Closed Doors and have begun unraveling the mess that is The Elements, maybe it’s time I do something fun!

 

Mar 17

Stepping Stones

It’s done! Behind Closed Doors is finally off to my first set of beta readers! What a relief. It’s funny, but I find myself more excited having completed this part of the process than I did when I typed “the end.” I wonder if it’s because I know the glaring issues have been fixed, and the only thing left are the fun things, like sentence manufacturing and stuff, or if I’m just happy to have an excuse not to read the darn thing for the 5th time?

Mar 09

Motivation Lost

Why is it that I’m having such a hard time with editing? In truth I have done a lot, but I find that getting what I hand-wrote into the computer is where I’m struggling. I also found out that I’m missing TWO CHAPTERS rather than the one I thought I needed to write, AND I want to change the ending. While that isn’t the worst outcome, it’s a bit overwhelming when I thought I had the whole story done. I don’t want to just toss these two chapters in to keep the organization of the characters in line with my OCD needs, but I do feel that these two characters deserve another chapter to bring their personalities alive. *sigh* I don’t want to restructure everything, but maybe I’m just being too hard on myself and it won’t come to that. I won’t know unless I get off my *ss and DO IT anyway!

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