While I’m waiting to hear back for my critique I submitted to the literary agent, I’ve emailed some friends to read my manuscript. On the one hand, this is a great idea to get some needed feedback on the story. On the other hand, it opens up to experiencing some serious confusion about your story. … Continue reading Reader Critiques
I started editing my YA fantasy novel Nefarious Wednesday night. Thursday night I surpassed the halfway point on the manuscript. At the moment, I’m loving the story. Which, in a way, is a little worrisome for me. I had a story I wrote called The Secret. At the beginning of this year, I printed out … Continue reading First Round Edit
I FINISHED MY NOVEL! It came in at 67,166 words so I didn’t meet my goal of 70,000 words but this is just the first draft. I know during my edit, I’ll have to add a lot of explanations and feelings to scenes since I didn’t spend a lot of time doing that originally. I … Continue reading I FINISHED!
I am at 64,000 words out of 70,000 words! The novel is almost complete both plot wise and word wise. It’s amazing how on the nose I got it. Originally when I started out this adventure I was thinking You’ve got to get the story at 80,000 words for it to be a proper length. … Continue reading So Close To The End!
It’s been a while. I was on family vacation from July 1st to July 9th. I didn’t do any writing during the entire trip. I brought my laptop because I intended to write one or two nights while on vacation but I enjoyed myself too much. Woot woot! Last week I did minimal writing. I … Continue reading Only 20,000 More Words To Go!
As of last night, my novel is 29,000 words. That means I’m 6,000 words away from being halfway finished! That’s awesome because I literally started writing this story June 21st and it has been 1 week + 2 days and I’m already almost halfway done. !!! I can definitely write this novel by July 27th. … Continue reading Almost Halfway Finished!
Status update on my challenge! The whole “complete a book by the end of July” challenge. First off, I’d like to elaborate a little more about this whole situation. About a week ago I signed up to attend a webinar hosted by a literary agent. Cost me USD$90 for a 90 minute session about selling … Continue reading Status Update
I am unreliable as a writer. Okay so firstly, I have unfortunately received all rejections for my queries. I will say one woman wrote a nice rejection. It was personalized, not your standard “I have no time to write a rejection so here’s a form rejection.” She stated “You have effectively captured the nature of … Continue reading Unreliable Writer
So I’ve submitted my query letter to a few agents. This is in reference to my young adult story I’ve talked about in a couple of past posts. I texted my fiancé this morning saying how I’m 43% “I’ve got this; it’s in the bag.” and 57% “This is hell; how am I ever going … Continue reading Query Letters Submitted
As you know, I’ve been editing my young adult story in preparation for submitting it to literary agents. I’ve been enjoying it a lot so far. I like the story, I like the characters, I like their interactions with each other (even when they’re being annoying; it makes them feel more realistic to me). Obviously … Continue reading Don’t Edit Tired