As I sit down for the first time in just over a month to blog (in Spanish is that blogar?), I have many reasons to be thankful. I’m halfway through my first year in Charlotte, I still love my new job, my house in Georgia sold and the closing is in four days, I’ve kicked the writing back into high gear (currently minimum 5 pages per week which by Stephen King standards is pond water slow, but I digress), and lastly, I have found a truly great group of writers to help with the fine tuning and at times, massive overhauling. Yesterday they gave critique on Chapter 2 of Pawn’s Gambit and with their help, I finally figured out what’s been bothering me about some of the events/writing in that chapter. I spent most of the afternoon and evening yesterday with a serious bout of editing and rewriting, and for the first time since finishing the book last year, I feel like Chapter 2 is up to the standard of the rest of the book. I guess that means it’s time to get back on Book 2.
For three weeks now, I have kept up with my 5 page minimum; however, this week, I am a bit behind (gasp, Darin has a full time job and a life!) so I plan to finish this blog entry, then get back to work on Chapter 7 of Four Corners with a goal of four pages of keepable manuscript before I hit the sack tonight. I think I can do it, in fact I know I can do it.
Lastly the news page remains empty for now. No bites from any agent as yet, and in fact, at this time, I don’t think I even have any active irons in the fire. If I get any further news, I’ll post.
Best wishes for a happy rest of July, everyone! I doubt I’ll post again before August, but we’ll see.
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