Quote of the Day:
I once asked this literary agent what writing paid the best, and he said, â€œransom notes.â€
-Harry Zimm, Get Shorty
Happy Anniversary, Ye Olde Inkwell!
Today is my one year anniversary with this blog. Today is the day I started using WordPress for the first time. Wow. It amazes me how fast time flies. Itâ€™s come a long way since that first horrid template I used. And I love the look of it now. Itâ€™s all me.
I got a little bit of work done on MAGIC yesterday. Not much, really, to speak of. Iâ€™m at a section now where I need to do a lot of rewriting. Iâ€™ve decided not to kill off a character. Now I have to figure out what to do with him because the rest of the story doesnâ€™t incorporate him. So I injured him pretty bad and Iâ€™m going to leave him somewhere so I donâ€™t have to worry about it.
Then I can move forward with the rest of the story. I have a dark character that sort of started popping up being nice to my heroine. Several people asked me what was up with him (those who had read the original draft) and I shrugged. I have no idea why heâ€™s making his presence known in this story but he is. And he just might demand his own story.
Iâ€™m close to getting these edits done and the book finished. And them Iâ€™m not looking at it again. Ever. Except to do minor stuff, that is, when it comes back from my critiquers.
I do have plans for at least three books in this MAGIC series – the second book will deal with the heroineâ€™s childhood friend and her sister. As much as I try to incorporate a strong romance in this story, it still comes across as a fantasy with romantic elements. I suppose because the story needs to be told and the romance is just a bonus along the way. And itâ€™s an epic story, too, that will span the three books. As soon as I finish this first one, though, I need to jump back on to Nice Girls Do and then I want to get to the dragon book.
I have a lot of stories to tell.
Not much else to report other than I have this insatiable need to buy new clothes. I guess I get spring fever every year and I want all new stuff. I did buy one new outfit and I wore it yesterday.
Well off to work. Itâ€™s Tuesday â€“ Everybody works on Tuesday!