I meant to post an entry on Monday, as I do most weeks, but life got in the way. Sorry about that, but it happens. I write for a living, rather than live to write as many do, or at least aspire to do. So if I have to, or want to, I do other stuff without batting the proverbial eyelid.
But I really did mean to post an entry on Monday. Really.
I will be working on “Twisted Key” over the weekend, cutting some stuff out of the first third of the MS that seems to be slowing down the pace of the story. It’s mostly background stuff from the first two novels that’s getting in the way. I wasn’t all that sure I needed to fill in the back story for new readers, but it seemed to be necessary. On the other hand, I don’t really like it when I come across that sort of thing in other people’s writing, so I feel perfectly justified in cutting it out of the MS.
Besides, a few test readers told me it slows the story down to a crawl. So there you have it; my opinions don’t always count for as much as I’d like to think they do…
The bookmarks for “Hog Valley” look really nice. I’m glad they were done before the next event at the Middleburg Historic Festival on November 6.
I’ve got four events confirmed, and four others I am committed to but don’t have dates/times for, yet. Here are the four confirmed appearances:
Book Signing Events
November 6 Middleburg Historic Festival
9:00 – 3:00 pm
November 11 Books Inc, Gainesville
5:30 – 7:30 PM
November 13 Historic Grounds Bookstore, Green Cove Springs
5PM – 9PM
November 20 Andrea’s Bookstore, Palatka
12 Noon – 3PM
It’s Friday already. I hope you have a great weekend.