Now, back to our regularly scheduled content.
Okay, folks. I did another revision pass on Lodestar.
This pass through the MS has been mostly to clean up wordage issues, tweak descriptions for continuity, and ponder whether too much time elapses in the course of the novel. (It’s 4 years, 1 week, 2 1/2 days to be exact.)
I want to enter this into the Amazon Breakout Novel competition, but I’m worried it might be too soon, especially since I have a lack of feedback on the overall novel. I’ve gotten feedback on the prologue and first two chapters, and on some of the romance stuff. Still waiting on the feedback from one person, who is a reader not a writer. I’ll incorporate his suggestions and such on a later round of revisions.
My next pass will be to focus solely on the romance sub-plot, add in emotion and such. This pass will also be to incorporate feedback from at least one beta, possibly two if we decide to keep going with the process.
I’ve also got an idea in my head for a YA book that really intrigues me. But my brain is automatically trying to take it in a fantasy direction. We’ll see how it works out. But it’s a really really intriguing idea to my brain. SNI, thank you very much.
How are your WiPs going?