Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Come in like a lion

and not planning on going out like a lamb :) I want to be published. This is my dream, this is my goal; I don't care how many books it takes before it finally happens. It will happen!
Currently I'm on book 2. I've finished draft three and I've sent out the first 5 chapters to my beta readers. I've decided to take a step back and let the story ride for at least a week, no matter what feedback I get back from my readers. Or at least that's the plan. I'm debating whether or not I should take a complete break from writing or start playing with my next story. The problem is, I"m not sure what the next story is! I'd like to start on the sequel to the book I'm editing right now, but I know I should move on in case this book never gets published. I have a couple of other ideas that I want to write, but one has stalled out(I"m thinking it's due to my inability to get the plot "right") and the other one, I"m just not sure I"m there in my skills to do the story justice. It's deep and painful and not a YA. I guess I"m afraid of it.
Okay, now that I've bared my soul, let's be over and out!

P.S. I"ve also thought of playing a game. Finding a random picture on the web that calls to me and writing a very short bit about it. Kind of like ROD at DeadlineDames except it will only feature me and pic's I pick. We shall see...

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Not over yet!

I managed to squeeze in a post in February! Go me! Okay, seriously let's make this sweet:
WRITING- I'm still on D3; I've got all my edits on paper and half of those edits into the computer. I looked back and saw my goal to be querying by June. That's still my goal but I need to get the ball rolling.
DREAMING- spent today's spare moments mentally thumbing through ideas for my next book. It felt good but made me a little spacey at work.. You win some you lose some!
TODDLER-is completely potty trained at 2 1/2! That is truely a great thing.
ANIMALS- I am no longer free feeding my cats since Jackie is over weight. Which wasn't a big deal until she can't clean "herself". Yup that's exactly what I mean! Needless to say its a pain because Scooper needs to free feed. Animals are more needy than toddler!
FAMILY- is always a fine balancing act(with regards to extended family, not hubby). I'm working on it though I am wore out.
Okay, that sums 'er up! Not exciting but at least it's a blog!

Sunday, January 8, 2012


*No time to proofread, so sorry for mistakes. Just be happy I'm posting ;) ***
Since it's now 2012 and I haven't posted since November, I've still been slacking on blogging. It is a pain to keep up with from even an Iphone. The good news is I haven't failed at writing. I am now working on D3. This is my paper version and my favorite. There's so much you miss on a computer screen. This time as compared to my first book, I can really tell that my mind is wrapping around fixing the story line. I'm finding it easier to look at each chapter and especially the ones that have other characters actively involved, and I can think, why is this character doing that? What is their motivation? Does what they're doing make sense, or do I need to rethink their actions and reactions. It's going slow, getting changes on paper and then onto the computer, but it's going. After I get all the changes on paper into the computer, I'll do a final read through/fix of D3 and start sending out the completed D3 to my beta readers. Hopefully that will move quickly too. Then on to another D4, may be D5 and finally query letters, etc. Still a lot to do, but my goal is to be querying before, before, before June 2012.
Also, while I started this goal before 1/1/12, I'll mention it now. I'm working toward running a 5K(3.2 miles) race by April-June, depending on which race I choose. Wish me luck, as I'm wishing you luck with your goals!