One down, two to go!

Part one of three sections in my YA novel is edited and ready for family and friends to read.  I welcome constructive feedback, yearn for honest criticism and welcome both praise and “eh, it was okay” comments.   I’ve mentioned it before but I’ll reiterate it once again…I love, love, love the direction of this story. Continue reading “One down, two to go!”

Assembly Required

My {Title Yet to Be Determined} novel is currently under construction.  As I near the end of the editing phase I am assembling all 3 parts of the story together; into one cohesive unit.  From there, I will re-read the piece from start to finish and stop messing with it!   All the feedback I’veContinue reading “Assembly Required”

Shouldn’t I be…

Shouldn’t I be spending all my free time working on my novel? That’s the question I ask myself as I write this very post.   The problem with the above is the word should.  What does it matter what I should be doing?  It matters more what I am doing.  And at the moment I’m writing. Continue reading “Shouldn’t I be…”

Done yet?

Did I really think my novel would be ready in a year? Yes – actually i did.  I thought the mere fact that I finished a book would somehow be enough good energy to push open publishing doors.  That people would flock to read my creation simply because I wrote it.  Sure, I figured there’d needContinue reading “Done yet?”

I Talk to Dead People

…At least, that’s what I call doing genealogy work. I’ve always been a family-oriented individual. I loved going to reunions, spending my summers with my mom’s side of the family and looking at photographs of my parents in their childhood days.  Holidays were, and still are, an event to look forward to simply because I getContinue reading “I Talk to Dead People”

Perfection: My roadblock

I’ve never thought of myself as a perfectionist.  I procrastinated, second guessed and doubted throughout most of my high school and college career. “Was I writing about the right topic? Was I getting my point across? Will the professor like it?” All these worries worked on my self-esteem until I ended up putting off theContinue reading “Perfection: My roadblock”

Keep the stories coming!

I started a new story idea a few weeks ago and I…am…loving it!  Who knew how inspiring standing in a garden could be?  Well, ok, I did but still… My newest story has taken hold and re-energized my creative writing skills.  I don’t know what genre it will fall into, but I do know thatContinue reading “Keep the stories coming!”

The Name Game

Now that my novel’s complete I’ve been thinking a lot of the title I chose.  I’ve received some suggestions that it’s too long, cumbersome and doesn’t reflect the entire story.  So, I am seriously considering changing the title.  And I’m really liking the ideas I’m coming up with!  I won’t spill them here; just in case IContinue reading “The Name Game”

Greetings!

Welcome to my journey towards novel publication!  Now that the “easy” part of writing a book is complete I must proceed into the always daunting world of self-marketing. Having recently completed a 79,000 word Young Adult Fantasy I am pursuing the options available to me as an author.  Do I seek agent representation?  Or go theContinue reading “Greetings!”