November 29th, 2006
November Gone in a Blink

I heard the sonic boom that signaled the end of November. Man, what has happened to this month? This year? There’s no time to catch up. Sigh.

For the past six days I’ve worked pretty steadily on my manuscript. I’m happy with what I’ve edited. I have thirty more pages to go, then I’m going to try one of the suggestions Chey made over at the Midnight Hour. I think I’m going to grab note cards and throw out random ideas. I need to take my three act structure and break it down even further.

Without conscious thought, this seems to be turning into my writing process. I start a book with an idea or a line. Eventually I learn enough about the story to break it into a chronological order of events, then I go back and divide everything into detailed chapters.

I’m to the point now that I need to put together the chapters. For some reason it makes the writing process speed up for me tremendously. I am also seriously considering writing the rest of the book in third person, then going back to change it into first. But that would take a LOT of work. I’ll do that as my last resort.

Other than that, had a great day yesterday. Very low key. Putting together everything needed to redesign my site. I know I’ve been talking about doing that for quite a while, but now it’s an absolute necessity. I have to set up something for my new series with Tor. Had an exciting moment yesterday, when I was added to the Tor author list. Kept waiting for someone to say, “Hey, you don’t belong here. Get out!” *ggg*

8 comments to “November Gone in a Blink”

  1. I know what you mean about the Tor author loop. I felt that way when I joined Avon. *g* Enjoy! I’m so excited for you!

  2. Sylvia, Thank you! I’m excited too…and a little intimidated. Scary stuff.

  3. Another step! And you so belong there. ; )

  4. Thanks Charli! Goodness knows it’s taken a LONG time to get here. *g*

  5. Congratulations on getting on that list, you! How great to see those dreams becoming true. 😉

  6. Congrats on being on the TOR loop/author roster! *g* Good to know you’ve been working steadily on your WIP. Keep it up, girl!

  7. Thanks Raine! Still doesn’t seem real.

  8. Thanks Tempest! I botched my streak a bit yesterday, but I plan to make up for it today. 🙂