Kicking Off A New Round With Goals Marked & People/Places Of Interest....
First, Here's How My Goals Are Shaping Up Thus Far...
I'm within five pages or so of finishing Her Dark Baron. This ending is proving to be a bit tricky. How will the 'villain' finally expose him/herself? Why can I not find the perfect words to capture the hatred/selfishness of my villain's heart? How can I have my hero be deceived yet enable him to keep his dignity at the same time? Why did it take him so long to piece the puzzle together? How will I resolve the final conflict? Sigh. I've got a rough draft down. It needs some TLC to become 'super-luxurious' (a term my sister and I use to refer our favorite things...) Silly? Definitely. Fun? Absolutely.
I should be finished by Sunday! Wow! I'm quite excited about this.
The 'tweaking' will begin next Monday. There's a fair amount of that which needs done. I alloted myself 2 weeks. I may add another week if I decide to do one of the character sheets (see below for link and explanation) for my heroine and hero. This may be a helpful tool for 'tweaking' in the right direction!
I have been visiting 5 blogs per day Mon-Fri. I've met so many wonderful writers/bloggers. This was one of my best ideas during the last round. :)
Notice my Insecure Writer's Group post and my Rule Of Three Blogfest Post ....I'm having such a great time of it! If I'd never stepped out of my box and explored these blogs, I'd be missing out on so much that is not only growing my writing community, but continues to stretch my creativity, strengthen my confidence, and sharpen my abilities.
I've not met my weekly reading goal as of today. The weekend looks good for that task.
How are you getting on?
People & Places Of Interest...
Fellow ROW80 writer and friend, Robin M. over at My Two Blessings
linked up to this post -The Pros And Cons Of Character Sheets, written by Natalie Whipple. This was a good introduction to the process, and I appreciated Natalie's honest observations on how this particular tool helped and-or frustrated her. There's even a link to the actual character chart used! (Find it here). How's that for easy? Click, Read, & Print.
I also enjoyed this writier's Self-Editing-Example, which can be found under her 'Writing Advice/Reference' Header at the top of her blog page. It's quite similiar to my editing process, and I loved her 'running commentary' on where/why she switched things up.
In other interesting news, Jacqui Murray ~ eMergent Publishing Site writer ~ put up a post detailing the 'How-To' of publishing your blog to Kindle! (Go To Kindle Publishing For Blogs for complete instructions)
Make sure to stop by fellow ROW80 participants and show your support! Have a great Wednesday! ~ Nadja