Back to Writing in 2017

I am happy to say that I am back from my summer/fall of crafting and ready to jump right back into writing. Well actually, I’ll be jumping back into researching.

For the rest of the year and the beginning of 2017 I’ll be working on my time-travel book. This book requires quite a bit of research, which is really time-consuming. But, the really fun part is I’ll be on location to do most of the research in person. That is going to be a lot of fun!

I’ll be heading to Florida soon to catch up with family and friends, but I’ll also be doing quite a bit of research while I’m there. My time-travel book takes place in South Florida in the ’80s, so I need to get some info on life in the Sunshine State in the ’80s. I’m really looking forward to getting back to researching and writing.

Since we are almost to the end of 2016 (I still can’t believe it) I’ve put together my top 3 list of things I want to accomplish in 2017.

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Weekly Update: Still Editing

Proofreading its error

What I thought would be only one week of editing is now moving into its second week! I had a very busy weekend, plus throw in a migraine and much didn’t get accomplished.

I am happy to say that I have worked my way through the first two chapters in my novel, which doesn’t sound like much but they were really long chapters! Actually, all of my chapters are really long. One of the things I’ve been doing is breaking the chapters up into smaller chapters. When I started editing last week I had twelve really long chapters, now, after reading through only the first two chapters, I have six smaller chapters. At this rate I’ll be doubling them up, so I’ll probably end up with around 24 smaller chapters.

I also have a laundry list of problems that need to be fixed or cut. Right now I am just going through the book and making notes. I am using Scrivener (which I absolutely love) and there is a note button that has become very handy. I have also color coded my problems. So far, I have used purple for added text, yellow for my notes, blue for things I need to research, and pink for text that might be cut. It is working really well.

So, that is where I stand as of today. I am hoping to get through another few chapters this week and then finish editing by next week. This weekend is going to be busy as well. I am going to a gun class to learn to shoot a gun. Researching for this book can be a lot of fun!