Sunday, November 24, 2013

Editing your work

I just finished a novella, which I've tentatively titled 'The Incidental Hero'.  I started working on it over the summer, but once school restarted I didn't take as much time to continue working on it.  I was into it and happy with the direction it was heading.  I slowed up in late August, but took off again in September and wrote the story regularly.  I took a back step in October (my main focus went to children's books), but came back in November and finished it.

I was slow in continuing it because I was having trouble finding the words for a couple chapters.  That's when I realized, there were no more words for them :)

So, I finished some sections and chapters and voila!  I'm done!

Now it's time to edit...

I don't have anyone to edit it, yet.  Even if I did, I'd be editing on my own anyway.  That process begins today.  I was going to start earlier, but I've found other stuff, including this post, a scheduled post for December 2nd, and two scheduled Facebook posts for my kids book.

So, I guess I'll do the right thing and end this post now and start editing...or listen to Self Publishing Podcast again as I haven't really been paying attention to it...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A Sneak Peak

The sketches done by Jennifer Frith are just phenomenal.  I decided to start a Facebook page for The Adventures of Kona and His Friends since I will be publishing a series of these books, with The Rabbit Who Wished He Could Fly being the first installment.

Here's a sneak peak (and please Like the FB page!!):

If you'd like to see more, Jennifer posted some on her blog!

Stay tuned for more!!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Getting Closer!

I'm getting closer to being published for the first time!

The Rabbit Who Wished He Could Fly will be published in early 2014!!

I got the sketches from Jennifer Frith last week and then we met yesterday to go over text placement.

Next up?  Black lines for the final illustrations and then, well, I'm not telling how they are going to be finished :)  You'll just have to wait!!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Coming along

"Coming along"
That pretty much sums up everything I've been writing.

Coming along, but not done yet.  My fantasy novella has been coming along for a while.  I really thought I'd be done it by now, but I stalled on it in October and it's carried over into November.

My book on my running life is stalled because, well, my running has stalled (stinkin' knee, still).  Anyway, that book really can't get moving until I reach a couple major goals.  I'm caught up with it.  I'm just waiting for my running.

I have an idea for a novel/ novella/ serial, but am waiting until the fantasy novel is done.  I also started another fantasy novel a couple months ago.  I stopped working on it after writing an outline until I'm done the aforementioned novella.

My first children's book is coming along very nicely!  My illustrator has been hard at work, and her work is truly phenomenal!!  Next up will be the large sketches!!  I'm so freaking excited!!

Now to just get my butt moving on that novella...

I've been reading 'On Writing' by Stephen King...maybe that'll help?

What do you do to get out of writer's block?  Me?  I plan on just writing some stuff down...