Friday, June 19, 2015

Celebrate The Small Things - 19 June #CTST

It's Friday and time to Celebrate The Small Things (or big things) that happened this week.

Received a couple 5-star reviews this week. WooHoo! Reviews are always pleasant surprises, especially if they are from someone you don't know.

Still slogging away at the novel. Even with an outline, details of the plot are changing as I go, which requires keeping notes for later revisions or making changes in earlier chapters now to keep it all in sync. I'm thinking about offering my email list subscribers a chance to beta read. How early in the writing is too early to beta read? Should I wait until the first draft is completed?

Keep writing and keep hoping. What are you celebrating this week?

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Insecure Writer’s Support Group: Post #12

It's the first Wednesday of the month again. Time for another IWSG post.

Been working on a novel lately. It was supposed to have been a short story but I quickly realized there was way too much story to cram into a short form. I have a detailed outline, which I'm modifying and adding a few scenes as I work through it. My challenge? I can't hold the whole story in my head all at once. I could do that with shorter works. I guess that's why I didn't need much of a written outline before. With this project, I have to consult the outline frequently so I can remember to make connections with previous chapters and upcoming chapters. Has anybody else experienced this when moving from short forms to long forms?

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Until next month, keep writing.