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’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!
Fun to remember this comment left on my blog almost two years ago!!! This comment alone has allowed me to stay motivated on finishing THE LEGEND OF SPOON, BOOK 2: BACK OF BEYOND! From Brady on May 30, 2015.
I have amazing friends!!! Dustin is editing UNDER, Taylor is editing DESCENDANTS, Robin is editing BACK OF BEYOND (The Legend of Spoon Book #2), and Dawn is editing NINTH NIGHT. These four stories have been on my computer for years and I’m beyond excited to see them closer than ever to being self-published.
I just sent my first draft to Robin Puelma to read it over for feedback. Her comments are always invaluable to me this early in the writing process. Thanks, Robin!!!
I haven’t edited BACK OF BEYOND since school began in September. Being a 4th grade teacher, I’ve always found it very difficult to write during the first three months of the school year. This wouldn’t be a problem if I didn’t use the same parts of my brain in teaching as I do in writing, but with winter break here I am finally able to work on BACK OF BEYOND. Here’s to getting through a chunk of it before the new year. Thank you for you patience.
I’m currently reading through my latest draft of BACK OF BEYOND for the second time. I finished the first read through and added a couple more ending scenes I feel bring a nice closing to the book. In this read through I am adding a lot of descriptions, checking facts from VERVE STONES, and enhancing my dialogue. I hope to finish this read through before September and pass BACK OF BEYOND off to a friend for edits. Thank you for your patients!