Thursday, October 15, 2009


I've been working on Jane, I swear. I've pretty much decided to choose a cadre of beta readers, some of whom have already been chosen and received what I had to date, and save the rest of the book for publication instead of posting it here. Sorry guys, but when it comes right down to it, the more new stuff is in the paper version, the more likely it will be that you fine people will buy it and stuff my pockets with lots of lovely royalty checks.

What? A girl can dream, can't she?

The latest scene still needs work, of course. For one, I have to remember that my character has knives in both hands before I have her picking something else up to run away. Especially something live.

I'm setting myself a goal, at least four pages a day of new writing, and at least three edited to what I consider suitable for others' eyes. It's a minimal goal, but more is always acceptable, and it ensures that I make some progress every day.

And the more progress I make the sooner I'll be collecting those lovely royalty checks, right? Right.


Yuri Orlov said...

I look forward to reading it in book form. :-) Keep up the good work!

Josh said...

I should *really* follow your example.. I've got no less than three scraps of paper with mono-isms and half-thought dialogue that deserves fleshing out, but I still end up clicking on StumbleUpon until the wee hours..

At least I'm back on 2nd shift; that sort of thing helps me to write, since the hours for doing so tend to be in the wee times.

Set me a good example, FG. ;)

Old NFO said...

Good point FG- You DO have to produce to actually have a product! Good luck!

OrangeNeckInNY said...

Hey, you've got my check in the mail (figuratively, not really...although...)

CarolG. said...

I'm eagerly waiting for the book to come out.