This has been a strange journey, and this new path almost wasn't taken. But.... I got into Pitch Wars 2017! The really fantastic Hayley Stone chose KINGDOM out of her many wonderful submissions. I had a pretty good idea I was in the running as Hayley had been emailing me with questions in the weeks … Continue reading August 29, 2017
So I gave up on the daily updates: I suck. But I did submit to Pitch Wars today: I rock! We'll see how it goes. Put in the first chapter and query after a lot of revision work. Now the waiting game.
I feel no better today. Well, the writing went more smoothly, but how I feel about writing and about the book is as depressing as it was yesterday. Sigh. Roll on and on and on. I jumped and fixed a bunch of question grammar in dialogue spots. Yay that. Today's chapter brought to you by … Continue reading Day 179: June 27, 2017
Yikes! Writing is not like riding a bike. Getting back on again is hard. My mind feels sloshy. I got some beta reader comments back on a few chapters and--shock--I couldn't process the criticism. Combine that with having to do this revision work, and it's like I've never written anything before. I hate writing. This … Continue reading Day 178: June 26, 2017
I went on vacation and my wife insisted I not touch my laptop or do any writing. So, that's what happened. I am back. This is my first update. Some things did happen, like I got an idea for another book, and I made some notes for it (many notes and chapters in fact) in … Continue reading Day 161 – 177: June 9 – 25, 2017
Introduced more characters. One of them I love and one I don't. Aha! And words are dropping like flies. Neilon and Jenna Word count yesterday: 124,218 Word count today: 124, 044
More easy work today. Had a bit of tricky dialogue that needed to be redone. But otherwise, there were only some pesky grammatical issues I found. The second part of the chapter, Aubrey's part, had some subtle things happening. Kind of interesting, really. Maybe I'm getting interested in simply reading, rather than revising. Is that … Continue reading Day 159: June 7, 2017