As most of you know I take advantage of any opportunity to write. On Monday, I wrote several chapter summaries and two whole chapters for my ghost writing project. Great you say – however my location was rather usual – in the waiting area of Canadian Tire – as my new tires/tyres were fitted! Luckily I was the only one who took advantage of this space so was not interrupted.
Other writing during our long Thanksgiving weekend was a blog post for Monday and agendas for my writers group AGM Tuesday and Arts Council Board meeting on Thursday.
I also practiced reading aloud for my event today – Fall into Romance at Audreys Books, Jasper Avenue, Edmonton.
I even got some writing done prior to the AGM as it was close to my local library! Another 647 words – not great but good.
What did you do with your long weekend – Canadian authors?
Well this was a delight – two time periods, lots of wonderfully well-rounded characters, a superb plot, a glimpse at how life is affected by Asperger’s and intrigue throughout.
I recommend this book to everyone! We travel through France and Italy, experience the trials of two women in two eras and how their surroundings and the people around them take their toil.
And for #writers this link is great. https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/book-storystructure/a-desperate-fortune/
Set a timer for forty-five minutes, then take a fifteen minute break
Find three trusted readers, not just one
Well what can I say I am still floating with happiness with the spectacular response to my romance novel, The Twesome Loop on Saturday! Seven books purchased and the prize draw basket won, and the recipient messaged me on Sunday to say they were half way through the book, and enjoying the wine and pasta.
I was certainly happy with how my table display worked out – but am thinking I will need to investigate some sort of shelving system soon. I can’t have three tables!! B the way the artwork is by the owner of Spark Gallery – Glen Roland. His work is spectacular.
With over 30 authors, 9 artisans, musicians, dancers, a clown, a great food truck and more it was a special day all round. It was a great way to celebrate 10 years of Words in the Park.
My next event is this Saturday I will do a presentation/speech for a local company, Pinebox Funerals at their annual event. This falls under my other writing hat – freelance writer.
WGA Open Mic Night – Read Like the Pros(e) – Edmonton
OCT 5 19:00 – 22:00
Joe Calendino ‘To Hell and Back’ Book Launch
OCT 5 19:00 – 21:00
What events do you have in your area?
Q: What is a flea’s favorite book ?
A: The itch-hikers guide to the galaxy!
Feel free to share your literary, book, reading or author jokes.
The final organizing during last week and the set up and running of Heritage Day meant exhaustion played a part in my not writing over the weekend! However, I did manage to begin a second beta-read and edit for a friend’s thriller manuscript. It is a superb read and the story has shocking twists and turns to keep you turning the pages.
I have devised a book club question section for The Twesome Loop and now need to write a new bio and create a who’s who for the characters for the front of the novel. I am also thinking of how to convey the story in an image for the cover.
Now I have more time I can return to my ghost writing project as well. Back on track thank goodness.
How is your current writing project progressing?
Evidence of Life by Barbara Taylor Sissel – I am tantalizingly close to finishing this great suspense story. The internal thought processes of Abby are well done and you can feel her angst.
I need to find a couple of new books for my reading pile in the library this evening, so will let you know next week what I chose.
What are you currently reading?
Try to write in simple way. Express your views with most appropriate words.
Right click on a word to use the thesaurus. Do it again on the new word and make the best use of your vocabulary.
If one word will work where three are, replace it! I always find these, where I slip into conversational as I am writing quickly, then go back and purge, purge, purge.
Do you have a tip to share?
I am pleased to announce I completed the two beta-read & editing assignments given to me and both authors were happy with the feedback. One will require me to re-read once certain details are confirmed for legal consistency and correctness.
Another project – ghost writing – is proceeding well and I am waiting on some input from the client.
As for personal projects I made progress on my reincarnation romance, The Twesome Loop this past week and the word count is over 80K – so that makes me happy. There is still some polishing to do. A surprise road trip with my dear friend Linda this weekend will give me uninterrupted writing time to do this. Love when we can escape on a whim! I had to plead for a rain check with another friend for a proposed meeting this Saturday but she was accommodating. Thank you Kathie.
The new book cover for my fantasy romance, The Rython Kingdom is in the hands of my publisher and should be ‘live’ in the next couple of weeks. All in all I am happy with my progress and writing life.
How are your projects progressing? Care to share?
I am really enjoying this book – it doesn’t give up it’s secrets quickly that’s for sure.
What are you reading?
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“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.”Saul Bellow
So is this true? How about you?
I know I have ‘dreamed’ scenes or story ideas but always improve on them when awake.