Finished revisions on “Alexandre” at my writers’ retreat this weekend, and it is submitted to my critique group. Very happy! Tomorrow: off to my OTHER writers’ retreat, where I plan to revise the other novel, based on critiques I got from three great pre-readers. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Rainforest!
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Just finished revising chapter 22 out of 31 chapters. It’s going very smoothly. Hope to have it to my critique group very soon! Excited!
Also, the library’s writers’ workshop last weekend was great. I attended an excellent seminar on writing humour, and touched base with several writers’ groups and old friends. A good time was had by all!
Jan 31 2014
My course on writing speculative fiction began at the Alexandra Centre on Tuesday and will run for 10 weeks. I have 7 students and am very excited to be working with them. Our first stories for critique are already submitted!
Thanks to excellent friends and awesome writers, I got a fantastic critique of a novel that was rejected for submission (with an offer from the editor to look at it again). What I needed was another take on the 3 paragraph critique the editor sent me to clarify with fresh eyes the things she wanted me to change. Of course, I was also pleased to get fresh insights from my critiquers, as well. The result was a very clear and manageable set of suggestions that have completely energized me! Thanks to great writers and great friends!
Very much enjoy revising my novel. I know I have a ton of work to do, but it is always so rewarding because the work gets better!
Heather helped me get into my website from my iPhone. Yay!
I got a new iphone and I seem to be learning how to use it fairly easily. I did need help with a couple of things, but both seem to be working themselves out. Hopefully, it will allow me to do a bunch of things I would normally do on my computer when I am away from my computer. That would be nice!
Got an excellent rejection from Penguin Canada today, with three paragraphs of critique and the option to resubmit! I guess I know what I’m doing for the next little while!
Spent the week painting and completed three more–larger paintings. I sold a second painting after the crafts fair, for $250, so I am a bit short on inventory of larger paintings. I am very pleased with the results.
So, I took some time off in November to paint, and today was the Christmas Craft Fair where I sold my paintings. I made $150, plus I sold a copy of Immunity to Strange Tales. And, I painted another (small) painting while I sat behind my table. Got lots of compliments on my work, too!