Well, the learning curve continues to grow with my “published author” status. I’ve been mum on this for a while, honestly because I was a bit embarrassed about it.
But, I might as well confess: I’m revising and re-publishing The Warden of Everfeld: Memento.
Continue reading Another 3 Things I’ve Learned from Publishing My First Novel
My read-through of Manuscript: Charlie is complete. 134,502 words read and marked in one week.
I honestly was not sure I could complete it at all, but I did! And now I have the entire weekend to implement some edits. Continue reading Friday Publishing-Day: Final Edits!
Aaaannnddd the third draft of The Warden of Everfeld: Memento is…..
Not quite complete. Surprise! Good things are on the way, however. Continue reading Friday Write Day: Finishing Touches
Apologies for the delayed posting. As I mentioned last week, I was out of town for a work conference for three days this week.
I had a great time and enjoyed meeting a lot of my colleagues, but it was a bit of a whirlwind week. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: What a Week
That’s right, I said it. My semi-pantser model of writing the early drafts of WoEM has become a bit of an annoyance. I think I have been converted to a planner.
Now that I’m well into of my revisions — in the final third of my story — my somewhat free-wheeling outline style has come back to bite me.
Luckily, I found a somewhat easy way to fix it… and avoid it in the future. Continue reading How Pantsing Makes Revising Harder than It Needs to Be
After a pretty hectic, up-and-down week, today feels pretty good. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: The Excitement is Real
As I’ve already written several times, revision for my third manuscript of WoEM have gone rather smoothly. I’ve had to rewrite a couple of sections, or rethink my character arcs, but overall, I feel really good about where this story is in this more polished iteration.
Am I crazy? Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Am I Confident or Just Naive?
I’m very satisfied with my progress on Manuscript: Charlie this week. One of PW’s cousins made a surprise trip into town, so we spent two evenings catching up with him, which was great.
Even with that little bit of time spent away from WoEM, I revised 34,500 words this week, shy of my goal of 40,000, but still nothing to be ashamed of.
Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Forging Ahead
Well, it happened. Things got int he way of me reaching my goal this week. It’s been a bit stressful at work, so I took a couple of easy nights.
I still got a decent bit done on the revising front, though, so I’m happy about that. Luckily, I have a chance to bounce back. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: The Inevitable Lull
Last Friday, I touched on the changes that were beginning to manifest in the third draft of The Warden of Everfeld: Memento.
As one of two leading protagonists in the novel, I knew that Jaed’s characterization was paramount to both a well-balanced story, and an enjoyable read. Achieving that has been easier said than done.
Continue reading Creativity Sessions: Finding a Character’s Heart