People. Characters. This is covered in chapter two of Helen Corner-Bryant's On Editing: How to Edit Your Novel the Professional Way. I have way to many characters in my novel-in-progress and it's time to see what it happening. So according to the course, the second topic covered will be below which ties in nicely with chapter … Continue reading Editing my Third Novel: #3 – Characterisation
Happy New Year! HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD ONE! Lets cut to the chase - WRITER'S BLOCK I thought writing will become easier with my third novel. I really thought with a good grasp of craft, plotting and everything else, I could just write. Not so. Now it's the dreaded E word. EXPECTATIONS! Readers … Continue reading Writer’s Block! Writing gets harder with Publication!
So carrying on from my blog post last blog post, I decided I needed a plan. Yes, a plan. It's so easy to escape down the rabbit hole with Alice and go to Wonderland and get distracted. So I decided as a plan for editing, I's use the course outline of Helen Corner-Bryant's Edit Your … Continue reading Editing my Third Novel: #2 – Plot and Plan
I've decided write a series of blog posts as I edit my novel. Goodness knows how many drafts it will take me. So let's roll. I have been eyeing up a course for over a year at the Professional Writing Academy and if I have the cash available I'd take the jump but it costs … Continue reading Editing my Third Novel: #1 – Doing the Scene Summary
The pain of self-publishing disillusions Self-publishing is hard especially when you write a book with little sales or reviews. All around people are getting reviews as soon as they publish, or having wonderful sales. I know it's about sales and promotions and networks etc. I'm getting a grip on the self-publishing world but still … Continue reading Destination Publishing: The pain of self-publishing & disillusions and writing book three…
Hello all, This book believe it or not was harder than the first. I learnt a lot of lessons, and there was a lot more tears of frustration probably because I thought things should have been simpler than the first time. But no Shop around for editorial support especially if you are paying for it … Continue reading Self-publishing takeaways & lessons from book release two.
So my manuscript is ready for publication. And of course I need a marketing plan...A marketing plan you ask? Yes. Publication Roll Out Plan These are my tasks for next few weeks. It's hard to put a turnaround time, as it depends on other commitments. Do final manuscript preparation. Prepare for typesetting Decide on title - it's still … Continue reading Destination Publication Next. What my plan is…
Hello Everyone, This is my writerly blog about how I'm going to edit my novel. I'm currently on the third draft and rather lost. Yes, lost. So I ran through a couple of options on to get moving again. Go on another online writing course Well, I'm coursed out. Fatigued. I can't do another writing … Continue reading The Start: Stuck on Third Draft