Wow it feels good to be back from hiatus!
As you may know, I was having a lot of trouble with these WIP revisions, but the hardest part is over! Yep, I rewrote the ENTIRE novel starting in April of this year. That's only what? 5 months? You can laugh. I didn't get serious about it until the beginning of August. So technically, it would be about 3 months of actual work. It was the worst three months of my writing life though. I will never write another novel in 3 months because then I have to spend close to 6 rewriting it.
During my hiatus, I not only finished the revisions, I spent some time writing a couple of awesome articles, which will appear up here shortly, arranging some interviews for you guys and investing in my career as an editor. That means I've been apply as a copy/content editor to publishing houses. Yep, I'm getting all official.
So what now you ask? Well, there's a few things.
First, I need to get back to networking with all of you! I've been so neglectful and I'm sorry for that. I promise to try very hard to get back in touch with you, but I'm sure every writer goes through hard times just like I did. So when it happens to you, I won't hold it against you ;)
In October, I'm starting what will hopefully be the last round of revisions on LET ME OUT. Critiques just came back from 4 lovely ladies today and it's time to jump in and get the book back on the market. When I say back on the market, I mean querying. This will be the last round of queries this book sees. If I don't have any hits, self-publishing it is. During my hiatus, I've researched stock photos for a self-publishing cover. I haven't found the perfect picture yet, but I have a very good idea of what it would turn out like if it gets to that point. This is my baby and IT WILL SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY!
In November, I'll be final drafting BLEED FOR ME (I need to write 30,000 words I cut from the MS) and then send it out to the critique group at the end of the month. That's only about 1,000 words a day. I'm hoping it won't be as nasty as it sounds because I have the plotline, subplot line, characters, etc exactly the way I want them. They're just at the bare bones right now. I need to fill it in a little without over doing it. During these last revisions, LET ME OUT will be out for copy edits with the last member of my critique group and I'll be getting ready for December!
Which includes another break. It's the holidays. I'll have finals and I'm traveling, so writing will be on the back burner. However, querying will be a priority for LET ME OUT and I'll be stewing on what my next revision or WIP project will be.
Yeah, I have another book to revise that I wrote last year. It's my first Paranormal Romantic Suspense. (Say that 3 times fast). I can't decide if I want to go ahead and start revisions or move on to the next book in the series, which has three chapters written. December will be plenty of time to decide. Don't you think?
That's the rest of my year. What does yours look like?