“Author vs. Writer” might be worse than “Editing vs Proof reading”

I should be the only one allowed to dictate my fate.

When you come across a trade novel with no words – only blank pages, one begins to wonder what the hell the New York Times is really doing. Fear is more realistic. I’m not one to wonder anything in this climate.

Don’t  push a pusher. I  came across the blank trade novel years before the years now one afternoon while surfing the internet.

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Learning as I go

From now on I will try not to get irritated with whatever I post on here. I have gone back a couple times and removed some of my posts and been just as irritated later.

 

Pronouns? ACK! One thing at a time please!

Pronouns? Publishers? Literary Agents?…this is what happens when ‘you’ become ‘I’ never knowing that ‘I’ was ‘you’ in the first place. So where does that place ‘me?’ Huh? Oh, I don’t  care. Checking my spelling and grammatical errors is different enough.

I am beyond “putting together 5 years of writing.” Now just need to, “one thing at a time.”

Proper format for submission to publisher or literary agent?

How to trust your literary agent? Or find one that you trust?

Tighten up a synopsis for sending!

one thing at a time can be overwhelming! Any synonyms for wait? I have been done with analogies for quite some time now.

Handling? Verbiage? Didn’t I spell that correctly? Rather, did I spell that correctly?

Context is not the same as content. a book is not a word problem

if you want to read my blog ask someone who sees me all the time or has my number what the link is

mo  I don’t follow your blog because I don’t know the link

is a link the same as a URL? Are either a link or url the same as a website  or a wepage?

 

Maybe you want me following your blog  realistically I think you are crazy or driving me crazy because if I wanted to see your blog I would ask someone I see or someone I know that knows you for the link. Etc, etc , etc

 

In fifteen words – here is what my book is about

“It’s about progression, relationships, trust and conviction. Sometimes loyalty gets lost when survival is involved.”

Finally! I can synthesize all the supplemental stuff I need to include when sending to a publisher. Things such as a query letter, a synopsis, a chapter list might be appreciated, a short biography, my original story-board, the very very rough around the edges, but full of personality tape recording I made over one too many cocktails, and lastly the complete manuscript as well as my included illustrations.

Safety.

Control.

Time.

Patience.

Some people have described me as “organized chaos.” Therefore it still may take me a bit of time to get these final things together and checked off. Just know that I am working on it.

Plan for the rest of my day? Well…looks like I am reading my manuscript/novel aloud for the second time since the mass editing project I took on myself.

“Patience is a virtue.”

“Time is of the essence.”

(words of wisdom absorbed while seeing the Allman Brother’s way back in high school)

R.I.P. Gregg Allman

(May 27, 2017 at age 69)

The case of mistaken identities-It has been long enough!

Since I moved to the state I live in now, I have been mistaken as another so many times I wouldn’t even know how to begin. I met my husband here and get the feeling that when he moved here ( or back here) he too has been mistaken as another.

Currently, we are busy with a new baby-something that is between him and I. Starting a family is hard enough without mucking up my blog about me and my book with baby posts.

So….congratulations to us and look for my next post if you are one of the four or five people following it. Thanks for your support and interest in what I am writing and what I have to say. I haven’t had the opportunity to check out your pages, but it is on my weekly list of stuff to do for the week.

Details- boy do I hate feeling under the weather!

I feel the need to clarify my last blog post: the last entry is not in the book I wrote you crazy people, I just happened to be listening to some Bob Dylan that day and the quote got me thinking and I felt like posting his quoted lyrics.

Here is where I find myself with my writing at the moment:

Currently I am experiencing some horrendous carpel tunnel syndrome, so my computer work is limited. I have about 40 pages that need to be tightened up. Then I need to start back on page one, re-read and resolve any comments I have made. Next I have to again start from page one and re-read. Then, I have to print out the entire 300-350 pages and re-read. At that point, I will see where I am at and work on finding the right publisher for me and/or literary agent. (Knowing me, I will print it out one final time and re-read it)

Details can be time consuming and tedious, but as I have experienced from sending my work to a literary agent previously, they are necessary. Have a good one to those of you out there that might actually be reading my posts.