The book working has been somewhat erratic this week due to my efforts to finish reading the Lincoln book.
I didn’t start actually start editing the novella until yesterday. I nearly forgot one of the most important rules of self-editing – distance yourself from what you wrote (rule knowledge courtesy of DM). I had to put it down for a while.
The week away from the novella also gave me some time to think about the story in a broader sort of way. I changed a character’s name and a couple of other things.
Approximate time of finished project: December 1st? That is a reasonable time frame, I think. And the lucky dogs who receive ipads and kindles and similar e-reader devices for christmas will be looking for ebooks shortly thereafter. As always, I reserve the right to change my mind.
I started writing book 2 in the annabeth series too, just a few pages. The first chapter is always the hardest for me. Working everything in, important information and background, is sometimes difficult. I’m not doing a prologue this time. It will be my first novel with no prologue.
What else? Ah, yes. I got a new drawing book! I am finally trying to learn to draw comic book style. I’ve wanted to learn for years, and I finally committed to buying a book about it. I chose this one.
Having three projects going is kind of nice. I find my anxiety level is lowest when I have a lot to work on but no looming business deadlines.
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