One thing I learned at the conference last weekend is that I should really be blogging more, even if it’s just to tell you what I’ve been up to this week. So, here’s my goal: Monday’s post will be something about writing or reading, whether it’s the craft, or how you choose a book to read—something like that. Friday will be a weekly roundup that’s just me talking. I’m really hoping to be able to stick to this pace, but we’ll see with formatting and word count weeks coming up quick! I have good intentions anyway!
I got Unseen back from the proofreader early this week, and she said it was the best manuscript she’s read in awhile. I can not WAIT to get this book out! I think you’re all really going to enjoy it. So, I have a few people reading it now, just for a last set of eyes, and next week starts my own personal hell week: Formatting.
I spent last week taking a break from word count on my new apocalypse book. This week I’ve been brainstorming and putting into practice some of the things I learned at the conference last week—specifically character development and plotting. I’m working hard to turn the apocalypse book into the best thing I’ve ever written. It’s a looooooong way from that right now, but I think it’s on the right track. Next week I’ll get back to word count.
Right now, I am reading The Accidental Bestseller by Wendy Wax. It’s such a cute and light read. It’s about four writer friends who met at a conference and became BFF’s. What’s not to like? So far, Kendall, one of the women in the book, is pretty unlikable so far, but I’m hoping she grows as a character soon. All the others are good. Not sure what I’m gonna read next! Feel free to make suggestions!
That’s all for now! Check back on Monday for more!