Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Party to a Murder

Contract signed, and I now have to proofread through the mss. Sort of exciting at this stage. Have just signed the contract too. I'm sure Miika will find a suitable cover, and so that'll be next.

I've got only seven more days of not having to go into a job--a job that at this point in life I've managed to make tolerable, merely because of my seniority (and can take the bus run I want--the easy one). It's still a disruption. But the semester is only 8 weeks long with "spring break" which I won't drive, in between.

So, anyway, I'll have to read through the book for anything out of whack, and that part will be done.

Meanwhile, I'm still in the mid-way point of writing the next murder mystery, but I'll hold that off, but make notes as they come to me--or if I just have to write a scene, I'll do that too. Having head spins here!

When these things are finished I'll have my first ever murder mystery published and I hope things go well with it.

More as things progress.


Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Plot Thickens & Facebook



Hey, just a quick one. If you've been paying attention, I've been in writing cave. I now have 37,525 words and 101 pages written in next mystery novel. And I've gotten it to the crisis point of the story, which is about halfway. Rewrites and such will fluff the word count out some, but I'm on a mission to keep moving ahead as long as I can. I've got 2 weeks left of my time off from work (except for Tuesday, which is bid meeting, but that's a half day of being tormented by dementors)

And just FYI, I have turned off all notifications from Facebook, so if anyone has been poking me or whatever, I'm not getting any notifications, and I'm not going to be sucked in only to spend an hour or more doing something there. I've got a lot of research to do, and that takes up time as well.

I have found that Facebook takes up too much time. People want to tag me for whatever the reason, it simply comes down to my writing v. play. I need to use my time wisely. So please understand, for now, I'm not going there much. Hopefully my real "friends" will understand this.