I have been advised to take a break from work as I get my head together. That means I have stopped working towards my goal with National Novel Writing Month’s goal tracker. I am quite sad about that, but I think it’s for the best right now, as I seem to be steering in the wrong direction with Eleanor. I need to step away, then come back to it with fresh eyes.
I know I gave you guys an update last week, but it feels like it has been months. Maybe it’s because I just keep forgetting to tell you about all the awesome stuff that’s been happening. Such as… historical fiction writer, Fiona Mountain, is now following me on Twitter!!! If you remember, I recently mentioned … Continue reading Comps, cover letters, editors, agents
I am writing this a little earlier than usual as I will be jetting off (via car) for a wee birthday break in a couple of days. Yes, I will be older and wiser, and maybe even a little depressed because I’m still in denial about the ’90s being so long ago. I’m pretty sure … Continue reading Birthday break!
Okay, so I’ve abandoned any and all attempts at having a break, because it’s just not working. Instead, I’m placing all my thoughts, effort, and time into continuing my work on Wings of Malice, a young adult fantasy novel. I left Wings of Malice about a year ago after hitting a wall, but also, more … Continue reading Wings of Malice, comps, and Sade
Taking this “relaxing” week off (after finishing up Eleanor) is just not happening. I’m feeling a little empty not working those 14-18 hour days. So, I’ve been considering starting a new project, but I know I should stay Eleanor-focused. It will need more work, I know that. It’s just this bloody break. What should I … Continue reading Limbo and finding comp titles
Oh my god! Eleanor is DONE!!! I can’t believe it. 412 pages edited in 4 weeks! Boo yah! Maybe I should have posted a picture of a ‘The End’? Meh. Hang on… There we go 😛 It’s quite surreal. I never truly thought this day would come. I’m so used to self-sabotage that I … Continue reading Eleanor – You’re done!
These last two weeks have been so stressful. See, I have a terrible habit of setting myself impossible deadlines. I said to myself, “Self,” I said, “You can edit 400 pages in 4 weeks, easily!” And hey, I probably could have reached my weekly deadlines, if it weren’t for things getting in the way, such … Continue reading Eleanor update – end sort of still in sight
I am a quarter way through my final round of edits. And this time, I mean final! Eleanor has come such a long way in only 6 months. From a small seedling, an idea of a female surgeon in 19thC London (originally titled, A Victorian Surgeon), to novella (after reaching 50,000 words during National Novel Writing … Continue reading Eleanor update – end in sight
Well, I’m back from my trip to Melbourne! That was damn fun, and The Book of Mormon was hella funny. It was not as I expected. I thought the musical would be more like the South Park episode, “All About Mormons”. Not that that’s a complaint. The show was damn good, and I highly recommend … Continue reading Eleanor – Editing (and a trip to see the Mormons)
It is Day 11 (well, Day 12 by the time this is published) of my NaNoWriMo goal tracker. Goal tracker word count: 7,893 Goal tracker goal: 20,000 Total word count: 62,621 End goal: 74,728 Somehow I managed to reach my targets for this week. I have no idea how that happened. Between watching Gopher’s complete playthrough of … Continue reading Eleanor update – Week 2 of goal tracker