Welcome back on this Thursday. I’m in a good mood. I finished my first re-write on the novel and only have one more to do which should go quickly. It’s a good feeling and if you have written a novel you understand….if not then I hope you can experience it at some point.
I’ll do the last re-write next week and then it will be time to gather volunteers to read my novel and make suggestions. After that stage is over it will be time to coordinate it all, seek out agents and publishers, and get it ready for ebook format. Sheez, when will it ever be done? Well, I’m guessing the end of April if all goes well.
I’m still searching for a final title. The working title, “The Long Walk Home” has been used before and I have no desire to fight that battle, so I’ll spend the next week or so deciding on a title I can live with that has not been used before.
In other words, this process seems endless but oh so rewarding.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Well thank you Mr. Carlyle and I happen to agree, Sir!
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
I mentioned in a recent article that I didn’t know what I would do if this new novel wasn’t successful. I have already stated that this is as good as I am capable of writing….so what if it isn’t good enough? What message does that send?
Well, the fact is that I am an infinitely better writer today than when I wrote my first novel, “The 12/59 Shuttle From Yesterday and Today,” and I will be infinitely better three years from now. What will I do if this new novel is not successful? I will keep writing. Why? Simply because I am a writer and that’s what writers do…they write.
TIP OF THE DAY
I don’t know if my approach to novel writing is unique or not. I just know it works for me. I write the entire story on my first write; what I end up with is the bare bones of the story, the plot, the subplots and the chronology.
On the first re-write I fill in character descriptions and scene descriptions.
On the second re-write I add the last bits of depth to the story.
WRITER OF THE DAY
Say hello to Graham Lee from sunny Lancashire, England. On HubPages his profile name is Old Albion and you can find him here.
AND THAT’S IT FOR THIS WEEK
Thank you as always for taking the time to read my random thoughts on writing. Hopefully you found something here that will help somewhere down the road. Remember to pay it forward to other writers.
“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”
PROMPT OF THE DAY