Well as my life goes, I'm still working on the edits for my last novel. I was buzzing along and then went back over it again, and then a third time, each time changing or correcting something else. I'm now on chapter two going over it a fourth time. Hopefully this one will do it. I also have the manuscript out to a couple people to read and give me feedback. Still planning on publishing it sometime in August 2010, but next month is approaching quickly.
I'm also designing the cover and using a new program for that, so it's slow going. I didn't get a lot accomplished today. Unfortunately, I can't work on this full time since I have a life going on here as well. Sometimes, I simply have to take a book and go downstairs and read, after dinner and the dishes are done. And as I do this, I think about all the things I need to do - like update my website, and finish my edit, and write. But my husband thinks I'm obsessed with my "projects" so I have to make my appearance downstairs, on some evenings, even though he's engrossed in politics or on the net himself. Anyway, eventually I'll finish everything - I hope.
The book I'm reading now (Cloud Chamber by Michael Dorris) was so very boring and finally started getting good after the first 150 pages. I know why it was boring - too much narrative and very little dialogue. Just goes to show you how important dialogue is to a story. A writer should never go on and on with pages of rambling narrative. If I wasn't persistent, I would have put the book down long ago.
If anyone would like, you can check out my book page on Facebook at this link:
I'll post an excerpt to my new book on my website soon, so stayed tuned.
Until next time. Never give up what you love to do.