Monday, April 17, 2017 | By: Taffy

My next writing venture

Sooooo...I finished Blinded Mercy or formerly known as EMMA. I've sent it to readers and I'll see what they think. Based on their notes, poor Emma may just go into a drawer. But I've learned from this editing experience:

1. I love/hate editing. I love to free write and that leads to messy manuscripts. This time I used Margie Lawson's deep editing tools and I feel like it really helped me focus and edit and actually enjoy editing.

2. I found my rhythm! I found I like to editing in the morning, write, outline, etc in the afternoon, and read in the evening. I don't feel stressed when I do this. FTW!

3. Everyone needs cheerleaders. I'm grateful for my friends and hubby who keep cheering me on.

I'm a little excited and nervous about what I want to do next. I have a few things in mind:

  • I wrote a coma story for NANO I want to outline.
  • A short story from my WWI story.  How so-and-so met so-and-so.
  • A YA story of a princess set in Greece.
  • A YA loose retelling of Cyrano. I have an outline for this one. I started a story years ago in prose. Well, the girl's POV was through her journal and the boy's was poems. I think a Cyrano idea would be fun.

What are you working on? Reading? Doing this month?




2 comments:

Neurotic Workaholic said...

It's definitely important to have people who are supportive of your writing. I know people who were not supportive in any way of my writing and acted like what I worked on didn't matter. It's better to stay away from people like that.

Taffy said...

It's hard when people close to you don't appreciate writing. I have people who say, "Well, you're just writing today so you can run this errand or do this, right?"