Crikey, as my youngest would say, it's been almost two months since I've posted.
Well, that might explain why it's so popular. Lol! I'm admittedly a terrible blogger. I use it more as a journal to keep a record of what's happening with writing, the publication process, and to show-off the reasons why I haven't been chained to my computer this summer, like every good writer should.
Writing news first: Last I checked in, I had hired an editor to do the final proof reading and formatting for my prequel novella and Book 1. I have struggled with a title for this first in a series. We both just call it Meg's book, because it is about a princess who sneaks out of the castle to help the people of her war torn country. She goes in disguise (of course) and adventure follows, the most exciting of which is meeting a ruggedly handsome soldier that she thinks is in her father's army. Connect the dots on that;) Yes, it's a rather large case of mistaken identity. I…
Here's why I'm not. Don't worry, I'm not sad about it. I'll get my chance;)
I found a wonderful editor, reasonably priced, who will do the final proof read and formatting for my prequel novella and book 1. I feel like running on the beach!!! I wish I could (maybe when I visit my sister in FL this fall). I'll be taking about a month off of writing to tend to my yard. It's spring, people, and the sunshine is calling!!! And we have had some beautiful trees and plants get damaged and die. We really did have a tornado touch down in several places last fall--in Utah--of all places. I'll be doing a lot of new landscaping in addition to my usual spring planting.
It's gonna be hard work, but I'm super happy that I'm still making progress toward publication. Check out Juli Caldwell at oh, how novel. She's an amazing writer and editor.
Because I can't resist, I'll be posting on the progress of both. So, be prepared for FLOWERS!
Psst! I'm here to interrupt your holiday festivities to let you know that I had a very productive November! Didn't get the 50K, was shooting for half that and got very close. So, I'm half a winner, I guess. I also had a birthday, an anniversary, Thanksgiving and a bunch of other commitments that I knew would steal time away from my writing, so I'm feeling pretty good about this accomplishment. I really do think I can finish this book in January. I mean, really, what happens in January? Except for skiing, of course! So, after the family Christmas party that I'm in charge of tomorrow night, I'm going to write about my experience doing NaNoWriMo. It has been an adventure, to say the least. Happy Holidays!