Monday, May 3rd, 2010
Filed under A Writer's Life
I’m sooooo excited about my new website. I’ve been dreaming about it for years, right about the time I designed my first one and realized just how amateurish it looked. Isn’t this one sparkly and pretty?!? Thanks to Frauke at Croco Designs, I’ve now got a home on the web I’m happy to have people visit.
My goal was to finish the second draft of Nevermore on 1 May. Didn’t happen. I was 1 page short of reading/editing the hard copy. Finished that today and am now left with incorporating the redlines and writing two more scenes. That will complete the second draft. I’m hoping to finish by the end of this week. I’m going slower than usual because the school district (gotta love ’em) decided to schedule three minimum days this week. So, I won’t have another full day of writing until Friday. Ugh.
The third draft will consist of rewriting the first chapter to reflect comments I received back from an agent I had pitched to in an online contest and one of my critique partners. Then, I’ll have to do all the polishing (you know, taking out about 100 thats, buts, ands, justs, etc.). I’m still suffering under the illusion that I’ll have Nevermore ready to start the submission process in June.
Oh, and did you know? The Brenda Novak Auction to raise money for diabetes research is well underway (it began on 1 May). I’ve donated a lovely basket of crossword related items to promote my latest release, Crisscross. There’s crossword puzzle books, a pen, a tote bag, a coffee mug, and a few other goodies. You can find my listing here.
So, come on, place a bid. You know you want to!