With a five day break from school, I’ve found myself with some writing time. I’m officially halfway through implementing Robin Puelma’s feedback and edits she gave me for BACK OF BEYOND. I know I mentioned this before, but her comments for me to cut my overly described characters, settings, and fight scenes have vastly improved the flow and pacing of the story.
Even more important is her critique that my first draft needed a dilemma for Spoon. Of course, Robin is completely correct. Spoon achieved a goal. Yet, he lacked a solid dilemma. Well, I’m pleased to say the story is so much better now that Spoon is trying to work through a dilemma. SO MUCH BETTER! Can’t wait to finish the second draft to see how Spoon changes at the end of the story.
While I wait for the UNDER proof to arrive (Saturday, June 22nd) and I continue to work with Jake at J Caleb Design on my NINTH NIGHT cover, I’m finally returning to BACK OF BEYOND (Legend of Spoon #2)!!! So excited to be mostly past the formatting stage, my least favorite by far, and actually editing my first love!
I recently received the final edits for NINTH NIGHT from my friend Dawn. While I wait to approve the new proof UNDER, and its ebook is being published to Amazon, I’m going through the final edits. I’m also working with Jake at J Caleb Design to make a new cover for NINTH NIGHT. I’d finished 1st drafts of UNDER and NINTH NIGHT many years ago and I’m very excited to get them off my computer and available to the public!
The print version of UNDER is a week or two from being uploaded to Amazon. I just finished reading through the first proof. Next, I will make the changes in the document, order a new proof, and wait for it to come in the mail. If this proof looks great, which I pray it does, I can release it to the public! I will then make the changes to document so I can release as an ebook, too. Getting so close I can taste it!
I’ve received the final edits from my friend Dustin. Thank you Dustin for you hard work and encouragement! I couldn’t be a self-published author without your support! I’ve completed 90% of Dustin’s edits and comments. I have the cover design already made thanks to Jake at J Caleb Design. On to formatting, my least favorite part.
I’m part way through Robin Puelma’s edits for my first draft and BACK OF BEYOND! I can’t thank you enough for reading over my story. This manuscript will be so much better because of your hard work. It’s nice to have someone call me out on my overactive deceptions and drawn out fight scenes. Thanks for making me a better writer, too!
I just read through Taylor’s first draft comments and feedback for DESCENDANTS. I can’t thank him enough. The beginning of the story, protagonist’s dilemma, and the climax needs work, but I have a plan and will be working to improve this story! Can’t wait to see how the book improves!