A Check-in With Writers



Hello to all the writers out there! I hope everyone is doing well and that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy.

This post is simply a quick check-in to see how you are doing with your writing.Β  Are you currently working on a first draft? Are you in the process of revision? Do you have a book coming out?

Wherever you are in the creative process, please reply, and let us know how you are doing.

Also, please remember that you can do this! You are a writer!

Since I asked the question of others, I will also answer. I am about 2/3 of the way through a current first draft, and I am making about 3-5 agent submissions per week of my finished book.

Again, I ask: how is your writing progressing?


54 thoughts on “A Check-in With Writers

  1. Hi Charles. As you know, I’ve got the 2nd edition of Mystical Greenwood coming out next month. However, I’m still struggling to get back into a writing routine–it seems I still haven’t been able to conquer distractions. And I’m trying to rethink how I market online so that it isn’t as time-consuming.

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  2. I was getting my best ideas while on the road or out walking, but by the time I got home the momentum was gone. Then I discovered a notebook app on my phone and started dictating, so that I’m losing my ideas any longer. Now to put them together. The best part is, it’s progress .

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  3. John Bainbridge

    Currently working on a prequel to my William Quest novels, set on Dartmoor in 1817 at the time of the enclosures. My wife Annie is writing a new Inspector Abbs mystery set in the Lake District in Victorian times.

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  4. Good luck with your agent submissions. I’ve just sent off my book to a regular critique reader of mine, and am awaiting her feedback, which I hope will help me sort out the book’s issues. Very hot in the UK this week, so I don’t think there’ll be much other writing done… Best wishes, Emma

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  5. selizabryangmailcom

    I have two stories out there…and Book II of my series is ready…but I may be looking for a new publisher….eeeeek! If anyone’ll have me, lol………. scary times.

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  6. HI Charles, I am making good progress with Chapter 4 of The Radium Girls. Part 1 will be longer than expected seeing as Jake is going to survive the war and come home. That wasn’t my original plan, but I can’t fight characters who just won’t die – haha!

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  7. I’m doing well this summer, Charles. About to release a mystery novella in Sept. (first release in 2-1/2 years) and I’m finishing the 7th draft of an urban fantasy. Sunshine always gives me extra energy, so feeling positive right now πŸ™‚

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  8. This is such a thoughtful question and one I love hearing. I love talking about my projects. I’m working on my book 12 Tales (short stories) as I have been for years. I’m stalled on editing. I keep finding mistakes and I’m worried if I publish it (self-publish) with mistakes it will ruin the entire book. It’s created this crazy petrification so I’ve done nothing lately on this. Or much else really but it’s also because my neck is kinda petrified too — I have an old very bad neck injury that’s gotten worse with age and it’s put an end to me typing. Longhand is going ok but wow I’m out of practice. Not sure even a cryptographer could read it. I can’t sometimes. ^^ I wish you the very best with your book, Charles. Finding an agent is something else I’m working on, so your 3-5 a week is exactly where I hope to be. Soon. β™₯.

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  9. Hi Charles, thank you for checking on your writer/readers! I teach Rhetoric and Composition full time at the university level so most of my time is invested in giving aspiring writers the tools they need to pursue the incredible world of writing! I am also a Content/Copy Editor (mainly technical) and just finished editing a textbook for a retired Philosophy Professor on the notion of Revelation. So glad I found your inspiring blog.

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