So, how has your week gone? Are you glad it's Friday? Friday used to mean something to me when I had to drag myself to work everyday. Now, that I work from home, all the days tend to blend together. Plus I never seem to be able to get away from my work!
This week I got my edits for Tears of the Sea from my editor Lora Doncea! So now comes the tough
job of going through the book line by line and "fixing" everything. Once that is done, Lora looks it over one more time and then I can send it out to reviewers and influencers. After that I need to work on the print copy, which takes a bit of time. I'm so excited about this mermaid story!
I also started musing over my next book, The Reckoning. I created the main characters, Rowan and Morgan, but am working on theme, character arc, general plot and secondary characters. Top that off with historical research and I probably won't be ready to start writing until November.
Jar of Dirt
The Blood Moon
For those of you on Facebook who are not on my Fan Page, I urge you to join. I plan on being more active there, in particular calling on influencers (people who will receive a free ebook in exchange for an honest review.) I'm also going to be giving away free paperbacks of new releases for those who help me promote my books, etc... so please come join the fun!
Link to Fan Page
Here's one of my biggest reasons for living: My precious granddaughter!
Friday Writing Tip
Less Words is More. Often writers can be, by their very nature, overly verbose. We love words so much that we tend to use too many of them to convey our point. We almost relish in a cleverly constructed sentence using just the right words that we spent hours selecting along with the perfect adverbs and adjectives to give the entire phrase so much flourish that we know people's jaws will drop agape at our brilliance.
Ah.. No. When I'm reading a good story, I don't give a flying fig about fancy sentences or words. All I want is for the sentences to flow well so I can breeze through them and find out what's going to happen!!
For example instead of writing my long paragraph above, I could have easily said. In order to impress people, some writers tend to use more words than they need.
Have a GREAT WEEKEND!