The Road to Being Published

I’m finally getting back to doing the usual Wednesday thing of letting people know how far I’ve come in my journey to getting published. Man, I’ve missed these. 🙂

I’m kind of psyched about how far I’ve come since the last time I did this. I’m really excited to see how far things go!

Days of the Kill is days away from being available for pre-order! At least I hope. My publisher said that it should be a week to a week and a half until it is available, and that was a week ago today. But she was also waiting on a couple of things. So we’ll see. This is exciting. 🙂

The Path to Biological is going well. I’m in the fifth draft. Yeah. The fifth. Unfortunately, I’m handwriting it so it’s slow going. I’m changing it from first person to third. Yay. Fun task. I have like 30-something chapters to go. Thankfully they’re short!

The Child of Fault has been kind of on hold since The Path to Biological is my main focus, but I’m please with how it’s doing. I’m on the third draft, so it’s not too bad. But hopefully I can get back to it soon. 🙂

Bethany’s Corpse is going well. It’s kind of been on hold as well, but I’m still please with the progress. That’s on the third draft as well, so hopefully I’ll be able to get back to that pretty soon as well.

Since I’ve posted, I started on another one, Do You Remember Me. It has just over 17,000 words, and doing really well. I admit, it was originally for NaNoWriMo. Yeah, I totally failed. Oh, well. Life happens. This is kind of on hold as well as the others, but I usually work on it when my Writing Accountability Group has a sprint. So that’s always fun. 🙂

I have also started on another book, Living Through Abuse. That one is slow-going, but it’s also on hold, like the others. I’m trying to force myself to edit more than write new words currently, but once the first draft of Do You Remember Me is done, I’ll probably work on this during the sprints. 🙂

I’ve come so far, and I’m so happy with it! I’m hoping I can keep doing this well!

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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

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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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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The Road to Being Published

Another Wednesday, another update. I have to admit, I love these. 🙂

I’ve done so much this week! I’m actually proud of how far I’ve come in just a week. It seems like leaps and bounds have happened.

Days of the Kill is still on hold, unfortunately, because I’m still saving up for the editor that I want. I’m hoping I’ll have enough saved up by the end of July, or at least the beginning of August. Things will go so much faster once I have that money saved up. Hurry up, payday.

The Path to Biological is looking better and better all the time, and I’m actually almost done with the third draft! Finally…it’s been long enough. I have about 30 pages left, I believe. And the best thing is that I don’t think I have anything to do on Saturday, so I can write and edit the whole day. Yay! 🙂

The Child of Fault is officially done! Well, the first draft, anyway. Seems like I’ve been on that first draft for forever. I was so glad to finish with it. My readers are going to hate me for it, though…you’ll know why when you read it. 😉 Let’s just say there’s going to be a sequel. Anyway, that’s going on hold for a month. Time to step away.

I’m excited to announce that I’m starting a new book! Bethany’s Corpse is officially underway. I started it on Sunday, and I already have just over 4,000 words written. I’m hoping to write at least 1,000 a day. More if I have time. I love the progress I’m already making on it!

I guess that’s about it for this week. Next week, maybe I’ll have even more to report!

Until then…stay tuned!

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The Road to Being Published

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

I’ve done a little more than usual this week! Not as much as I was hoping, but at least I’ve done more.

Days of the Kill is still on hold, because I’m still waiting to be able to afford the editor that I want. Slowly but surely seeing the money in the bank rise. It goes so much slower when you only get paid every other week. Oh, well. At least I know that it’s slowly getting there.

The Path to Biological I’m finally seeing progress in. I have less than 100 pages to go in the third draft! Once I hit the fourth draft, I’ll still have a long way to go. I may have to do more than four drafts before I reach out for the beta readers. I sure did a fine job at picking a difficult plot!

The Child of Fault is finally making progress! I got just over 4,000 words done this week, and I am so happy about that. I’m still behind what I said I was going to do…but I’m definitely getting there. I think I’m getting close to the end. It’s a shame to see it end, but I’m so ready to be done with the first draft! After I get done with the first draft, I can start on yet another project. 🙂

Well, I know it’s a shorter post this week, but I think that about does it. I’m more excited about my progress than I have been in a long time.

Until next week…stay tuned!

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The Road to Being Published

It’ll be another short post for this Wednesday. I haven’t done much. I’m behind, I know.

Days of the Kill is still on hold. I’m currently struggling to get it not look quite so sloppy, but yeah, it’s slow-going. I’ll be able to afford the editor I really want some day… I get paid on Friday, so yay!

The Path to Biological is still slow-going as well. Four chapters a week out of several doesn’t go by very fast at all. I’ll get done with the third draft eventually. I have no idea when that is, exactly, but eventually.

The Child of Fault is finally back. I’m working on the first draft again… I have to admit, I haven’t done much. The chapters are like two pages each. I don’t regret that decision, but it sure makes it seem like a lot longer. I’m just under 40,000 words in. In fact, I’m so close to that mark that I’ll be saying I’m over 40,000 words by next week!

Like I said, this was definitely a shorter post, but I really haven’t done all that much the past week. Hopefully this week will be more. I’m feeling good about it!

Until Monday…stay tuned!

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