The Road to Being Published

I know I’ve been slacking on the posting lately. I’m trying to get back to it regularly. I promise!

It’s Wednesday, so we’re looking at how far I am on getting my next book out.

I’m so proud of how far I’ve come. You might be surprised!

The Path to Biological is still with the beta reader. I plan on getting in touch with her, because it’s been a little over a month. I told her no rush, but I do want to get back to it eventually. I have major rewrites to do!

The Child of Fault is now with beta readers. I know, the last time I posted I was still on the third draft. I’ve done four, and it’s with them. Isn’t that amazing? I’ve gotten so much more done with it!

Bethany’s Corpse is going well. I’ve edited ten chapters in the third draft. Yay! At this rate, I should be getting done with the third and fourth draft in just a few weeks. I can always hope for that, anyway!

Do You Remember Me is still on hold. I hope to be getting back to it in just a couple weeks. I’m looking forward to it. I actually miss working on this manuscript!

Living Through Abuse is still on hold as well. I’ll get back to it as soon as I possibly can… Hopefully it’ll be soon. I may just have to skip over some things and get back to it sooner!

I didn’t have a lot to report this week, but it was enough. I’m just proud of how far I’ve gotten in just a short amount of time. That’s about all for this week. Here’s to hoping I have even more to post next week! Until then…stay tuned!

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The Road to Being Published

It’s Wednesday, so it’s time again to look at my progress with being published. I always look forward to these. 🙂

I’ve gotten quite a bit done this week! I’m so excited about my progress, and quite proud of how far I’ve come.

Days of the Kill won’t be on hold for much longer. I know, I keep saying that, but it’s so true. The editor is supposed to get with me today or tomorrow and say that she’s ready for the manuscript. Here’s to hoping that it doesn’t take too much more editing!

The Path to Biological is officially off with the beta readers. I’m so excited. The waiting game begins with them. I’m so looking forward to getting back opinions. I just sent it out a few days ago, but it seems like forever ago!

The Child of Fault is officially in progress. I’m on the second draft. I’m having to change quite a bit, but I guess that’s why it’s called a draft. It’s so tedious. But I am so glad that it’s going somewhat smoothly.

Bethany’s Corpse is still on hold. It probably will be for a little while longer. I don’t know how long exactly, but I will get to it eventually. I promise.

I’ve made so much progress this week! I hope to have even more to report next week. Until then…stay tuned!

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The Road to Being Published

It’s Wednesday again, so it’s time to look at how far along I’ve come in my journey to being published. I love these so much. 🙂

I have exciting news this week! I have done so much. Well, more than usual, anyway.

Days of the Kill is still on hold, but not for much longer! I have an editor I can afford (thanks to the publisher that recommended her to me!), and I should be sending my manuscript off to her by the end of this week or the beginning of next week. I’m not really sure which one, but from the sounds of our conversation last week, it should be soon. I’m so excited. Month after month of saving up money is finally over.

The Path to Biological is coming along really well. I edited almost 100 pages in just two days. Can you believe that? I can’t. I haven’t had time to do that…well, ever, I don’t think. Just a few more days, and I should be hunting for beta readers. This is such an exciting time.

The Child of Fault is going slowly. I admit, I haven’t done anything with that since I’ve been on vacation. I’m still in the middle of the second draft. Oh, well. I’ll deal with that once I get my focus off of other things.

Bethany’s Corpse is still on hold as well. I lost track of how long ago I finished the first draft… I’ll get to it when I get to it, I suppose. I haven’t quite decided I know when that’s going to be. At least I know I’ll be looking at it with really fresh eyes.

I mentioned this last week, but I actually have a real shot of being published by the end of the year, or at the beginning of next year. When I got hung up on saving money, I really thought it wasn’t going to be any time soon. But it finally is, and things are finally going my way. I talked to a publisher last week that really wants to take me on, and I couldn’t be more excited!

I’ve done so much this week, and I hope to have even more to report next week. Until then…stay tuned!

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The Road to Being Published

It’s Wednesday, so time to take a look at how far I’m getting on being published.

I’ve done so much these past two weeks! Well, at least for one day. As for the other days, I can’t say too much.

Days of the Kill is still on hold due to money issues, but I’m thinking about going for a different editor. One I can actually kind of afford this time. I would have had to save up money for them, but I have to say that I do have the money for them now, so if I like the free sample, I’m definitely going for them.

The Path to Biological is going well. I edited 32 pages just the other day. It felt like I was running a marathon or something for two hours… Still, it was rewarding, and that means I’m just that much closer to beta reader hunting.

The Child of Fault is going slowly. I’m working on it some, but I haven’t put a lot of effort into it. I’m on the second draft, so there’s a lot to be done. Hopefully the next few drafts will be just a tiny bit faster.

Bethany’s Corpse is on hold still. I haven’t quite gone a month without looking at it, so I’m going to use that month up for all it’s worth. Hopefully I don’t go totally crazy from all the horrible mistakes in it!

If you’ve been following me for a while, you may know that I’ve been wanting to self-publish for a while. Well, today on my Facebook author page, there was the owner of an indie publishing company that contacted me and said that we could discuss options. This would be great for me, and I’m so happy that she messaged me. I don’t know if I will go for her publishing company or not, but I can say that I will definitely be giving her a call. I will be able to tell you more about that next week!

Until then…stay tuned!

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The Road to Being Published

After more than a month, this series is finally returning. How sad is it that I had to look at the name of another post to make sure I had it right? I love these. 🙂

Days of the Kill is unfortunately still on hold. I’ve been looking at it more, though, so maybe the editor won’t have quite as much to rip apart… Oh, and I’m only about $400 away from my goal. Two more paychecks it is. 🙂

The Path to Biological is going fairly well. I’m still on the third draft. Editing has slowed down quite a bit, but maybe I’ll be picking it up again soon. I hope so, anyway!

The Child of Fault is slow-going. I’m on the second draft. There’s a lot of things happening in that book, and…wow. I have a lot to work on in that book. Of course, I have a lot to work on with any first draft I create.

Bethany’s Corpse is going really well. I have finally finished the first draft! So proud of myself. Now, I need to take a month off of that and really focus on other things. I’ve been so focused on getting this one done I haven’t left time for anything else!

I’m so happy with how much I’ve done in the time that we’ve been apart, but really I missed this series. I’m so glad to be getting back to it.

Well, I guess that’s it for this week. Until next week…stay tuned!

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The Road to Being Published

I apologize for not getting a post up on Monday. I had a History exam that I was studying for and then completely wiped out after. Yay for summer classes.

It’s Wednesday, so it’s time for another update in how far along I am in getting published.

I’m so proud of how far I’ve come this week! I may not have gotten as far as I wanted to, but I’m hoping I can do even more this week.

Days of the Kill is still on hold, unfortunately. I get paid tomorrow… I’ll finally be halfway to my goal! Maybe just a couple more months, and I’ll be able to afford that editor that I really want…

I haven’t done anything with The Path to Biological, even though I’ve been meaning to. I’m planning on starting that up again today. As long as I can get back into the groove after my orthodontist appointment…joy.

The Child of Fault is still on hold, but again, I’m planning on starting that up again today. I haven’t looked at it in a month. I’m looking forward to seeing what I can do with that. I will be starting on the second draft. So exciting to think about!

Bethany’s Corpse is going so well! I have just over 27,000 words down. I haven’t really done much with it these past few days, but I will be doing more very soon. Today, possibly. As long as I have time after the other two. I may just make time… Anyway, yeah, I’m really excited about how fast this first draft is going.

I’ve done quite a bit this week, though it is mostly with the first draft of Bethany’s Corpse. Here’s to hoping I have even more to report next week!

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The Road to Being Published

It’s Wednesday again, so it’s time for another update.

I’m so proud of how far I’ve gotten this week! Hard to believe I was going to take June off of writing new material… That certainly changed.

Days of the Kill is still on hold…yet again. Joy. Still looking for money. I’m almost halfway, though. My next paycheck will take me to be just over halfway, so I can certainly look forward to that.

I completely the third draft to The Path to Biological, which I may have said last week. I can’t remember. But I have one major rewrite to go before I start the beta reader hunt, which is really exciting. I will start working on that tomorrow, or…something like that.

The Child of Fault is still on hold. I took a month off when I finished the first draft. That month is almost up. I should start working on it again before posting next week.

Bethany’s Corpse is going so well! I have just over 24,000 words. I can’t believe how far I’ve come on it. It’s really amazing to think about how far it can go. I guess it also helps that I went on a writing sprint of 5,000 words on Saturday.

Well, I guess that’s about all the progress for this week. Hopefully I have even more progress to announce next week! Until then…stay tuned!

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The Road to Being Published

It’s Wednesday, so it’s time for another update.

I’m really proud of what all I’ve accomplished this week. I’ve come quite a ways. It’s certainly a lot more than I thought I would get done!

Days of the Kill is still on hold, unfortunately. I’m still saving up enough money. I seem to be going backwards, and not forwards. Talk about annoying. At least I get paid this week.

The Path to Biological is going well. I finally finished the third draft! I need to take a week off from it… Then, it’s one more major rewrite to go before beta reader hunting. My publicist said that she can find beta readers for me. Have I mentioned how much I love her?

The Child of Fault is still on hold, seeing as I’m taking a month off from it. I’ll be returning to it as soon as the month is over. I’m not really looking forward to the major rewrites, though…yikes.

Bethany’s Corpse is going so well! I’m actually really pleased with how it’s going. It’s probably going to need a major rewrite, but hey, don’t all first drafts? I have just over 15,000 words done. I’m so happy at how far I’ve come in just a short amount of time.

I guess that’s it for this week. Hopefully next week, I’ll have even more to report.

Until then…stay tuned!

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I Need Your Help!

What I’m about to ask is a little…unconventional. But, I really need your help right about now.

If you’ve been reading my posts for any length of time, you know that I’ve been saving up money for an editor. Well, I haven’t been doing so well with the whole saving money thing, so I’m coming to you for help.

I recently set up a GoFundMe account, and put the goal at $10,000. I know, editors don’t cost that much, but I’m hoping to raise enough money for future books as well.

I hope you decide to help. I know you can probably guess what I’m going to say on Wednesday about Days of the Kill… “still on hold.” Yeah. I know. It’s hard.

If you could help out, that would be great. Any amount would help, really.

I don’t like asking for money. I really don’t. I feel like a common street beggar by doing this, but I really need help from everyone.

I’m promising a free signed copy to anyone who donates. I know that may not mean much since I’m not yet published and nobody has read my books, but why not try out a new author and not have to pay anything? 🙂

If you want to help me out, go here: http://www.gofundme.com/gettingpublished

Thank you in advance!

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The Road to Being Published

It’s Wednesday, so it’s time for another update.

I’ve done so much this week! I’m getting a lot better at this whole commitment thing. 🙂

Days of the Kill is still on hold, unfortunately. I can fix the pages some, and I can edit the first two pages based off of the free sample edits, but…meh. I’m still saving up to go further than the free sample.

The Path to Biological is going well. I’m getting so close to the end of the third draft! I’m not really looking forward to what’s waiting for me in the fourth draft, but…I guess I kind of asked for it when I picked such a difficult plot to write about during the month of November…you know what that means.

The Child of Fault is still on hold. I’m taking a month off from it so I can just get my mind away from it for a while. I still think of some of the things that I could have done better, but that’s what editing is for. I’ll take care of some of the more obvious things in the second draft.

Bethany’s Corpse is going really well! I have just over 11,000 words already. I don’t remember the last time I’ve gotten so far in just a short time. Well, except for maybe November.

Nah, not even then.

I’m really excited about how far I’ve come this week. Hopefully next week, I’ll have even more to report! We’ll see…my oldest niece is visiting this weekend. That may make writing a little difficult.

Well, I guess that’s about it for this week. Until then…stay tuned!

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