Sunday, June 26, 2011

Dusting and Learning

My laptop sighed with relief last week as I shifted my focus away from its shiny, worn keys and dusted. I know - crazy! I actually dusted my house! Well, most of it. I'm still working my way from room to room. But I had to take a break from the writing and the agonizing.

You see, I had been torturing myself over my non-release of The Chapel on the 21st. I was disappointed. And maybe a little sad. But I knew it was for the best. So I did something different for a few days, and when I wasn't dusting, I read some new books.

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into PrintI started with Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print by Renni Browne and Dave King. I enjoyed the many examples in the book, and I used my blue highlighter to mark helpful tips that I plan to use while editing this week. There are many blue pages in my book now, and it was hard to resist the urge to start editing immediately, but I stayed strong and kept reading.

Revision And Self-Editing (Write Great Fiction)Once I finished that book, I moved right into Revision And Self-Editing (Write Great Fiction) by James Scott Bell. I'm currently in Chapter 2 about Characters, and I must say I am learning from this book as well. One thing in particular that I like is that Bell goes beyond simple editing and suggests life-long learning techniques. And above all, keep writing.

Starting tomorrow, I will compile my notes and write my plan for the month of July. It's going to be big. Epic. And hard work. I am ready.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Plan B

After a long, agonizing week, I have decided not to publish The Chapel this weekend. There are too many problems with the story, and I need to make certain scenes much clearer before sending it out to the world. I know some of you will be disappointed, but don't despair - I'll be back to work editing tomorrow. I have no idea how long it will take to finish, but I will let you know.

I am still going to have Lucie post about her activities this weekend, though, so if you'd like a peek into her life around the Summer Solstice, check her out at her Tumblr blog or on Twitter.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Between Souls Webpage 2.0

In honor of the upcoming release of The Chapel, I have redesigned my book site,  www.betweensouls.com. I think the light purple background for Lucie's site matches her personality - for some reason, I picture this as her favorite color, besides black.

As soon as The Chapel is available for purchase, I will add links here and there to make it easy for you to read about Lucie's next adventures.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

@LucieSinclair

Wheel of Hecate
Lucie is now on Twitter and she is going to have a lot to say over the next few weeks, so start following her now to see it all! You can click her cool Wheel of Hecate symbol to the left or by clicking the Follow on Twitter button next to her name on the right. And while you're at it, if you don't follow me on Twitter, click my Follow button, too!

She also has a new Tumblr blog at http://luciesinclair.tumblr.com/, but all of her posts are sent to Twitter, too, so if you want one place to get Lucie's updates, Twitter is that place.

Some of the cool things in store for June @LucieSinclair - live tweets as she travels to Scotland, photos from her trip, and exclusive previews of The Chapel! You are going to love what Lucie does next...