As I was working on a draft of one of my books yesterday, I realized that I had not give my monthly report on my writing progress. My apologies for tardiness!
I received excellent feedback from a fellow blogger on my novel Evil Lives After –thank you! I finished the 9th draft, and I am now currently working on smaller revisions for the 10th draft, which I hope will be done this month. Then I have to decide–do I keep trying to get an agent for it, or do I self-publish? I am leaning now towards self-publishing this book.
I am continuing timely progress with book 2 in my YA series. I expected to have about 100 pages written by the end of March, and I am exactly on target. With this rate, I will complete the first draft by the end of June. It will also keep me on my target goal of drafting two first drafts every year. I know that these are not finished works, but without something down on paper, there is nothing to correct. Also, I have so many novels and a few nonfiction books patiently, or not-so-patiently, waiting in line to be composed that I must continue this pace.
Book One of this series is now the novel that I will begin to pitch to agents. I think I have a much better chance of finding an agent for this piece than the horror novel. I will work on both my query letter and a pitch to give at the Writers Digest 2016 conference in Manhattan this summer. As always, I am excited about going to this conference.
That is all for now…will do another update in one month or so!