Gains And Goals..........
Hello to everyone at A Round of Words in 80 Days ! I am just beginning my round, as I have been gallivanting across the state visiting my parents, numerous siblings, and hosting company too!
Whew! It's great to have family in for visits, but it's also nice to get back to my normal routine. I am currently typing chapter eleven in my novel, Claiming The Prize. I plan to have the entire novel typed before the end of July, and I will have my own first read through/critique completed. Then, it's off to my critique partner/editor/beta readers for their read through/thoughts/corrections/suggestions. I hope to have it back in my hands by August 13, 2011. I will complete a second read through after making any necessary edits, and repeat the process one final time before I upload to Create Space. It is very important to me to publish a 'clean' novel. No spelling errors, no grammar errors, no, no, no! So, I whisper a little prayer for my eyes to be like those of a hawk! Does anyone else feel a little panicky when realizing that their book's reputation is resting solely on their own shoulders? Well, I admit to feeling just a wee-bit that way when I think too much about it.
My other goals for this round are to complete my novella, Her Dark Baron. I am enjoying writing this novella so much! But with the typing and editing along with my first experience uploading and formatting to the various sites, I must set a goal, or the little novella will continue to sit on my desk, untouched.
First things first....I'd better get back to that typing. Have a great week everyone!