Critique group was awesome tonight. There were a lot of good comments about Will ‘O the Wisp, and it seems like everyone is excited to see the next part. I really tried to ramp up the tension and I feel kind of successful now.
I asked them ahead of time to help me work on a specific style issue. It’s a weak spot in my story telling, and I want to work on it. They took extra time to offer some tips and tricks. I’m kind of excited to try everything out on a section they haven’t seen yet.
If I gain a bit of success, I’m going to work through the whole book and make some edits. Then I’ll go back over my older works and see what I can do with them. Even the stuff that’s already been published can be upgraded, but it will take me longer to get to those.
I feel like I put a new tool in the toolbox. I’m sure I’ll have to practice with it, but I like it.
I’m not going to go into a lot of detail here. I don’t want to fool anyone into thinking I know what I’m talking about and misleading you. If I ever feel like a journeyman in this area, then I’ll talk about it.
One member of the group took advantage of the free download promotion for Wild Concept. (Thanks Jim!) He said he’s about three quarters of the way through and enjoying it. I hope everyone who grabbed a copy is enjoying it.
I still need to use my new tool on Will ‘O the Wisp. Then I need to start editing Arson and getting it ready to publish. There’s much more work than that, but I need to break it into chunks. I’m one of those that can’t do everything at once. These two jobs are enough for right now.
I hope everyone has a great weekend. It’s a holiday in the USA and most of us get three days off. If any of you are lounging around the pool, you might consider taking a look at my historical paranormal novel, Panama.