Now that it's finally winter I can settle down and focus on writing more. When it's nice out we all want to play, but once that snow and cold hits we are forced to be inside more, and I'm taking full advantage.
Lore is moving along, but not at the pace I would like. Part of it is my lack of confidence at striking out on my own, and part is my foggy head sometimes. But I'm trying to move past my obstacles.
Yes, we writers are as bad as most artistic people when it comes to self-esteem. We never think it's good enough and go over a chapter until we can't see straight any more. We need strokes to get us moving forward. So I've decided instead to revise a chapter twice, and then send it on to my critique partners. This way if it needs a lot of work, their fresh eyes will catch it and I can fix.
It's actually working out pretty good, although I have been fixing the critiques and sending the chapters back to them to go over one more time - just in case. I know, you're laughing at me, but hey, it works.
I have also decided to check out Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. I thought if I like the group I can start the critiques on Lineage with them, especially since I am half-way finished with Lore and they won't know the story.
My goal is to have both books out in 2015 - Lore by spring (at the latest) and Lineage in the Fall some time. We'll see if I can pull it off.
In the mean time my web designer and I have been working diligently on the website. There's been some issues, but it's almost finished. Now Heather is working on the interactive blog so it's more - well - interactive, and last will be more pictures for the gallery.
I look forward to getting the blog up. I really want to get to know my readers and fans. I think we could have some fun discussing the books and getting their input and ideas. Plus, I plan to use the site for all announcements and contests.
I hope to see more reader on there, since I rarely hear from them on this blog. I do plan to continue posting on this one but it will be used primarily for writing skills.
When you get a spare moment check out the website Djenworld You can read about Lore and Lineage and join in on the interactive blog.
Until next Friday, I hope your weekend is warm and fantastic. Take care and leave me a comment if your so inclined!