Ah, the Jackson 5 song says it all. I’m done with my newest novel, tentatively titled, “This Worthy Heart,” and I can’t let it go. Just cannot, cannot cannot send it to my editor. One more read through, one more edit. And now that I’m re-reading Donald Maass’ Writing the Breakout Novel, I have aContinue reading “Never can say goodbye….”
Writing the first draft of a novel is like opening the door to someone’s oven to smell fresh baking cookies and not knowing what type they are until the aroma unfolds and touches the sensitive neurons in your brain and makes that electric connection. For a novel, the questions are more interesting: Who will liveContinue reading “The Surprises of a Novel”
Does anyone feel the desperation in the week preceding Nanowrimo? I do. I’m editing for the God-Who-Knows-How-Many-Times my Body of Fear novel. I hope to work with the amazing and talented Jill Swenson @SwenBooks so there’s some stress there, hoping I’m good enough to even grovel at her feet. If not, maybe she can takeContinue reading “Desperation preceding the Storm”
Author Showcase today interviewed Susan Baganz. Poor Tom Cannon couldn’t get a word in.
I’m at that point in my new novel, tentatively named, Taming a Wild Heart, where I’m putting all the chapters together and then doing an initial read through. Very exciting. Put my mystery novel and my world building novels on hold to do this. Anyone else have several, competing projects going?