Sunday, April 13, 2014
Some updates on the writing...
Getting back notes for The Bone Carousel from the initial readers this week. Some really great stuff ranging from small things that I overlooked and typos, to a couple of plot questions that never crossed my mind. I love getting early feedback, knowing I can still change things. I will be starting draft three next week. It feels so close to being ready for the world. I cannot wait to share it with everyone.
I have also completed the initial draft of my query letter. It took me a while to get going on this. I recognize that this is a weak spot for me, but I am working through it. I am mostly happy with the initial draft, besides a few sentences that feel a bit on the weak side. I am letting it simmer for a few days before I give it a second look.
In the meantime I have started working on the second novel in the trilogy. The Blood Masquerade is the working title. I have only been at it a couple of days but I have a solid 5k already and I am very excited about it. I can feel this novel is going to be a quick write. It feels like it wants to write itself, which is good sign. I am projecting to be done with the first draft in 3-4 months.
So, yeah, lots of things going on...
And I have no idea why I chose that image... I just like it... whatever.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
I am very happy to announce the second draft of my next WIP The Bone Carousel has been completed. It has been sent to a few beta readers and I am anxiously awaiting to hear back from them so I can make the necessary changes. This novel has been a long time coming, over two years since I first started. Right now I can feel how close I am to being done. It is an amazing feeling.
While I am waiting to hear back from the readers, I am researching agents and working on my query letter. This is an area I know I need a lot of work in. How can I take a 74k novel and describe it in a couple of hundred words. It's a bit daunting, but I know I will figure it out.
I will keep you updated on the progress as it happens. Thanks to everyone who reads my work.