YOU CAN'T BEAT A NICE BREW
I'm now working on the first draft of last years NaNo - The Junk Room. It's been in a cupboard six months.
THE JUNK ROOM
I read through it and surprised myself - in a good way - at what I'd written. 'Oh, yeah. That's what happens,' I was thinking, as if I'd never read it before. Had I really forgotten parts of the story? I'm not sure it's the right decision, but I'm in the process of changing it from third to first person. It's YA fiction and on reflection, Sam (Samantha) - MC - sounds better in this POV.
That's where I'm at. To be continued...
Other News? A win and a link.
Well, my name was picked out of a hat by Caroline Smailes, who was giving away e-copies of Qualities of Wood by Mary Vensel White, published by HarperCollins (digital imprint). HarperCollins is behind the online writing community - authonomy - where Mary and her book was spotted. Though I joined this site a couple of years ago, I didn't upload any work as I hadn't written anything over the required minimum word count (10,000 words). The plan, at the time, was to do NaNo and upload it.
The hope is that the like-minded community will read my work and review it, and vice versa. Isn't that what writers require in exchange? Opinions? I'm in two minds about sharing my work on there, which is a bit daft when I've put my short stories on my blog for all to see. I guess it's because this is a novel (my first), and they tend to be precious, don't they?
What are your views on authonomy and similar sites? Have you joined any? If not, would you consider this an option?