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Genesis of a Novel – Part XII – Beta Edits

I sent my latest WIP, Misfortune of Vision, to 7 different beta readers for their analysis, critique and feedback. That was almost a month ago. . I’ve gotten one back. That’s pretty normal. I expect maybe 2-3 others to come

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Genesis of a Novel – PartXI – Beta Readers

So, you’ve finished your first draft. Congratulations! That’s an incredible hurdle! So many would-be authors never finish their first draft of their first novel. It deserves celebration, kudos, and a nice big drink of the alcoholic persuasion. . Now comes

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Genesis of a Novel – Part X – More Procrastination and First Draft Finished!

OK, so I procrastinated some more. It happens. . There sometimes comes a point in your draft that you have many more interesting things to do. This seems to come to me about 2/3 through a draft. It just happened

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Misfortune of Vision -first draft DONE!

After a four-month hiatus (though I was already 2/3 through) I finally finished the first draft of Misfortune of Vision, Book 4 from The Druid’s Brooch Series.   Now I get to go through and edit, and edit, and edit

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Genesis of a Novel – Part IX – Procrastination and NaNoWriMo

Procrastination is such a wonderful thing. How else would author houses ever get cleaned? . Many times I’ve been facing a project that seemed too big, too difficult, too annoying, too boring, and ended up with a clean house, mowed

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Genesis of a Novel – Part VI – Characters Going Awry

I started pre-writing Misfortune of Vision on July 23, 2016. On August 23, I started actually writing the first scene. Now, a week later, I’m 14,000 words in and going strong! I usually try to give myself a minimum of 2,000

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