Monday, December 15, 2008

Chapter Seven, Eight, Nine and Ten Today!

I'm putting up FOUR chapters today, because I have to keep moving with this ms. If I don't put more up, you won't get to see them all before I start submitting. It is such a tiresome job transferring it to the website so that the blog page can link up with it. It goes from Word to a totally different format, and everything changes on the screen. It's excruciatingly slow. But, I said I would do this, so I won't be quitting now. I worked out that I only get that strange neck pain when I'm editing, particularly when I'm correcting wrong quotation marks, that kind of thing. The actual writing gives me no pain at all!

I wonder if we will still be friends in our blogs, when our books are picked up by a publisher - not necessarily famous or rich, because we know that's rare with writers, but expecting to satisfactorily sell in our favorite bookshop. I'd hate to think we would just lose interest in our various support sites. It seems to me that we'll have even more to offer, once we've signed a contract to publish. What a story that will be! I thought we could design some sort of logo for our page - something like Obama's "We Did It!" kind of thing. I trust all of you are writing fervently and confidently (with or without neck pain) towards this goal.

I hope you'll let me know what you think now that the story is unfolding more.

Don't forget to send off your first chapter, suitably polished, to Firebrand Literary for the contest I mentioned last week. It started today. See their link in the sidebar.

See you on Wednesday.


Kit Courteney said...

I'm hoping your enthusiasm is going to waft its way over to the UK... I'm in need of some.

Fran said...

Dearest Kit,

I have no responsibilites, other than my cats, so can totally obsess myself with this novel. You, on the other hand, have outside commitments that must make it difficult. I can only say, MAKE a two hour block every day, somehow, and immerse yourself in the writing. After a while, you won't be able to resist getting back to it. You have to get into that FLOW thing, I mentioned. You'll get there, or why would you feel compelled to comment?

Kit Courteney said...

No, you are right.

I think it's the whole Christmas/ holiday/ family thing that is pre-occupying me and my time currently but I LONG to get that flow back!

Once the new year comes I know I will definitely have the time - but I'm not sure I can wait that long!

I still want to read your ever increasing chapters.... so I'm LONGING for the new year and some time!