When I stand before G-d at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
Revision & Self-Editing, by James Scott Bell is the newest in my Kindle TBR list dealing with writing development. My ongoing education within the art of writing is eye-opening, indeed! Seeing how much you don't know about what you don't know...well, it's humbling. But...I'm on my way to 'being-in-the-know'! Lovin' it! Thanks Ghenet!
Indie Book Blowout - Author Sign-Up form for their Christmas Expo will be up soon. Check in with the link to see if this is an avenue you'd like to explore in your book's promotion!
Writer, Barbara Kloss had me laughing out loud this week with her Insecure Writer's Support Group post... find it here! Take a few minutes and be wholly entertained as you relive her (and probably one or two of your own) moments when her 'imaginarey friends' quit talking to her.
Guess What? I'm A Semi-Finalist!
Lady Gwen posted the results of the Judge & Jury Blogfest...at least for semi-finalists! The winners will be announced on Friday, 14 October 2011! Stop by Lady Gwen's and check out what's going on in her realm. Isn't her button design the cutest?
Progress In Writing & Goal Accountability...ROW80
I have written another thousand (or two) words in Her Dark Baron, without finishing up the story! (Novellas are hard to end on time...lol) I'm within a page or two - at least I think :). But this ending is so packed with emotion, danger, and confession...I can't seem to fit it all in! Delish.
I have read one...yes, the bare minimum...chapter on writing development this week. It's shameful. It's true. I've struggled to make the time to sit down and read for a purpose. I did manage to read for enjoyment without problem. Uhhhmm, yeah. I can't help myself. I swear the novels call to me from the end-table. They beg me to sneak 'just a chapter or two' before bed. Their stories consume my thoughts until I can't take it anymore and I read clear through to the end because I have to know what happens! Maybe my next book will be entitled 'Confessions Of A Book Addict'. What do you think?
I visited at least five blogs per day (Mon. - Fri.), and on most days surpassed that goal. I'm thrilled, as I'm making great connections because of it. I've learned so much information just from clicking the links on the sites I'm visiting! It's platform building and an education all in one.
I received my first print version proof for Claiming The Prize! So far, I'm pleased, as the issues with the foreign characters that I encountered in the Kindle and e-pub formats are absent in the print version. Whew! I was going to simply change them to the closest English character if it had been an issue, but I'm glad it wasn't. I am considering going with single spacing, as I will then have less pages. Less pages translates into lower cost to make the book and a cheaper cost for the reader. We'll see.
On A Personal Note...
The highest Holy Day of the Jewish year, Yom Kippur ended at sundown. Click here to read a touching and powerful story by Yanki Tauber! Enjoy.