Well, I did it. I set a goal to write a complete novel and send it out to a professional editor before the end of the year and, I did. Last week I sent “Dust of Earth” to SilverJay Media and now, here I sit with baited breath, waiting to hear how awful it is.
I’m just kidding. I feel pretty good about the manuscript. In fact, I’m excited to get their feedback and see what changes I can make to put that final polish on it to make it the best it can be. And, I’m excited to share it with all of you, when the day comes.
Meanwhile, at the recommendation of another writer, I’ve begun work on a prequel to the “Quest of the Guardians” series. Novella length “Days of Chaos” will provide readers with a peek at the backstory; the people and events that led up to the first moments of “Dust of Earth.”
As I wrote the opening scenes this afternoon, I immediately noticed something interesting. Knowing what comes after, made it easy to know what needs to be shared in the prequel. Which leads me to an intriguing question. Might it be easier to write the end of a story first and then go back to write the beginning? I might have to play around with that.
I’m also happy to report that I conquered another goal this week. I figured out how to add a sign-up page to this blog! So, if you’d like to be notified when “Dust of Earth” and “Days of Chaos” become available…simply click on those three horizontal bars you see in the top right corner of this page, then scroll all the way to the bottom and click on “Subscribe to my newsletter!”
I wish I could just say “click here” and add a link to this blog post, but I haven’t figured out how to do that yet.
Baby steps, right? 🙂