Progress Report

I’m proud to say that I have finished up my final chapter additions in my manuscript, Truth Unbecoming. The extra scenes I added brought the manuscript up to 80,000 words and while I still have months of editing ahead of me, I’m excited about this step forward!

A blog I recently read spoke a lot about how writers must read to hone their skills, and in the past few months I’ve been able to read more than at any other time in my life. I’ve been loving it! I’ve seen not only the greatest writing that I aspire to (see my blogs about Sarah’s Key and A Distant Melody) but novels I have found not to be my style.

I’m working on building the proposal and query to submit to agents in the next month or so. I’ll let you know how that goes – it’s always a lengthy, challenging process, but part of the fun of novel writing!

Monday I’ll have a review of Scattered Petals, by Amanda Cabot. (Quick hint: it definitely lives up to the caliber of Paper Roses, the first book in Cabot’s Texas Dreams series. See my blog about that one here.)

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  • Hurray! It’s so good to get a novel wrapped up. Here’s to edits and agents!

  • Sarah

    Hey you! Since I’m lame and never finished my edit of your first draft…I’d be more than happy to make it up to you by reading your new one! Plus, I just want to read it again : ) Hope all is well, and I need to come down to visit soon – date!?