Good Evening, Writers and Readers.
After a several-month vacation from working on my book (Just Keep Breathing), I have finally made it back to seeing it as a priority. My deadline for writing is July 31. I am nearly there, and need only finish 2 chapters (a complete rewrite of both). After that, I gather all my confidence, stuff it in an envelope with the manuscript and send it off to an editor. I am hoping to see it in print by end of 2013. In fact, my goal to have the first bound copy in-hand is December 30, 2013. Once the book is published, everyone will know the significance of that date. It will be published – widely. I will make it so.
I have other books in progress too. Last Fall, I took 10 days off work to finish writing my first novel (which is the first of a trilogy). My novels fall into the supernatural genre. I like writing about the unreal. The stories come from a large file drawer in the recesses of my mind, so there are no boundaries. Fact-checking is irrelevant, largely.
I did complete the writing in that first novel last year and then put it away for a few months (fellow novelists know why you need to do that). My first novel is called, The Rose Wall. It still needs formal editing. Perhaps a rewrite of the last chapter might also be in order.
I am entering my novel in a contest early next March, so it will become my writing focus after Just Keep Breathing goes to edit. The other two novels in that trilogy are already outlined, and the second novel has a good two chapters written already. A year from now, things will be much different for me in the context of my craft.
Let’s finish some books this year, shall we?