Hey all you fantastic writers out there. How’s it going? Writing hard? Or hardly writing?
Boy, I’ve hit a lull, that’s for sure. I mean, I’m done with two of the three novels in my trilogy, right? NOT. Well, what I mean is, they are technically “done”, meaning I have a beginning, middle and end; however, I’m still putting the flesh on and it’s still getting critiqued. But I’m not sure what to start on next? Just focus on the edits? Begin the third novel (I’m starting to get some ideas about it)? Take a break and just do some reading separate from my work?
I really actually like the editing process. I get to read and re-read my project, tweak, fine tune. But how much is too much editing/reviewing/changing?
I have a fantastic critique group that’s been helping me tremendously. I wish I could send a chapter every day; however, that would be a bit overwhelming, I’m sure. I’m glad to say that my critiques are getting less frustrating to read. “What do you mean?” you might ask….well, my first critique was the hardest to read (but VERY needed!) because it said my POV (point of view) was all messed up.
Heck, I didn’t even know what Deep Point Of View meant until I read that feedback. Well, I am getting less and less notes that my POV has slipped. So, I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks, huh? Just kidding. So, each time I get a crit back, I’m anxious to read it and revise, crazy, huh?
For so long, I as alone in my writing, nobody knew I was writing (except my hubby of course), and I didn’t know what I was doing. I still don’t know everything (do we ever though, really?) but I’m making strides each day toward something bigger than me. So, we’ll see where God takes it, huh?