I know I said I would give the novella a week off, but I just can’t! I’m having too much fun! I love the characters, and I keep thinking of things I want to change or add. This story kicks ass.
So, I promise, this weekend I will wrap up the fourth edit, and hand it off to Pedro and Maria. Then, I’ve got to leave the story alone for awhile. I’ve got other tales in mind…
I know I keep repeating myself, but if it’s this fun to write, it should be fun to read. I guess I’ll find out!
So I’ve finished the 3rd rough draft of my novella. It was tedious, but I made some good changes. This might actually be a fun story to read.
I am going to take some good advice, and leave the story alone for awhile. I will give it another read next weekend. In the meantime, I’ve got a short story to work on, although this week will be plenty busy, what with Thanksgiving and all.
My first proof-readers/editors/victims will be my brother Pedro and my Sweetie-Pie Maria. Pedro is a voracious reader, and I trust his input: he is not afraid to give me a direct opinion. Maria is the finest writer I know, and I am greatly looking forward to what she has to say about the story.
After that, I think I’ll make an announcement of the Facebook. Then, probably several more edits and rewrites. Then, hopefully, after that, I can begin to shop it around to publishers. Wish me luck!
I tell you what, writing is hard. Well, putting words down on a piece of paper or on your hard drive might not be so difficult, but actual, good writing is hard.
I’m currently working on the third rough draft of my novella. Many changes are being made. It’s a tad tedious, but I am enjoying the process, and I love the story. My hope is that if it’s fun to write, it’ll be fun to read.
I’ve found that listening to music while I write helps, though this may not be for every author. Depending on the scene I’m writing, I’ve been listening to: Loreena McKennitt, Sisters of Mercy, The Chameleons UK, Disturbed, Florence and the Machine, and Ennio Morricone. An odd mix, I know, but it’s a strange story I’m telling.
I hope you are all well!
First of all, all hail George Miller, the director of Mad Max: Fury Road. Otherwise known as the Finest Film Of All Time. Whether you are a writer, an actor, a painter, or any type of artist, his inspiration is transcendent it its influence.
Welcome to the website! I’ll be keeping you updated with this strange journey I’ve begun as a writer. Stay tuned for details.
Currently, I am in the midst of editing the second rough draft of a novella I’ve written. I’m also working on the second draft of a short story, and formulating an outline for a ridiculous tale that might get me sued.
I’ll keep you posted!