Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Writing a Novel in 12 Stages


I am presently at stage five, writing the query and synopsis. I don’t need the query part, because I already have an agent. But I still need a synopsis. So this is what I’m working on this week. The blurb is done though. You never know when you’re going to need a 30 second elevator pitch. Best be prepared. =)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Back from Vegas


Actually, I arrived a couple days ago. But I had such a bad cold and was so sick that I had to delay this post, which proves that a not everything this that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. I caught this nasty bug over there, probably on the chips when we played roulette. Still, I had an amazing time. It was a four-day-long birthday bash. Not mine, but one of my friends. I won’t tell you what we did. But if you look at the photo, you’ll figure it out. ;-)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Vegas, Baby, Vegas


                                I'll be back in a week. :-)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Done...for now

I’ve just finished the second draft of my new YA novel. I cut so much out of it that all I am left with is a bare bone skeleton. Ouch! It needs lots of work. :-/

Monday, March 10, 2014

Midway

Update on draft two: I just reached the middle of the book. Well, it’s an approximate middle because I never really know how many pages a story will run until I finish it.  Still close enough. Usually I rejoice a little at this point. Not this time. That first haft still need so much work, it’s crazy. Right now I’m contemplating getting ride of chapter five completely. That’s the easiest change I have to do.  There a lot more. :-/ On the positive side, it’s a good story. So back to work I go.