Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fun Giveaway

I wanted to let you all know about a book giveaway I found out about today. You can find the details at Ann Bradshaw's Place. Angela Morrison's books sound great, though I haven't read them yet. I am planning on it.

Check it out!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Summer Is Over

I think I just need to admit to myself that I can't work over the summer. There, I've done it.

I always plan to get a lot of work done but then I get so busy with the kids nothing else gets done. Well, summer is over and it's back to regular hours, deadlines, and getting my writing done. I do work better with a deadline staring me down.

Soooo . . . I'm going to start posting my progress. I haven't wanted to do this because, truth be told, I'm just a slow writer. However, I'm going to try this and see if it can push me along. I have three books in various stages of completion but one is on the back burner until the other two are done. I plan to finish my current WIP (work in progress) by the end of October--I'm really going to have to rush it. Then with a month of revisions I'll be able to send it off to a professional editor before I submit it. (I won a drawing several months ago for a free edit of a manuscript but it has to be in before the end of the year.)

As soon as that is done I can work on the next book. Here's my big admission, *blush* the 2nd book is the sequel to The Mark. There are several reasons I've put it second:
  1. I need to complete a book before the end of the year in order to take advantage of the free edit job from Precision Editing. I'm very excited for their help.
  2. The book I'm working on is shorter so I think I can finish it faster.
  3. I would really like to work on improving my writing before I tackle the sequel. I do have an outline and have even started the writing but I think doing this book in between will help me nail down some improvements in style.
  4. There were a couple of storyline decisions I wanted to make before I started and I needed some thinking time to work those out. They are now worked out so I am ready to go as soon as I finish this other one.
You're welcome to come along with me on my push to finish. Feel free to egg me on any time.

See you at the finish line!