Wednesday, February 17, 2010

COMMUNICATION RUN AMOK

I promised a blog today to kick off the next contest, but as usual life happened and my plans went awry. The contest is still on. Comment on this blog or any blog I write between now and the end of the month and/or sign on as a follower to be eligible. On March 1 I will draw the name of a commentor or follower who will then send me a wish list of books he or she would like to own and if I have one of those books it will be the winner's prize.

I started a new novel a week ago and have reached a little over seven thousand words, which means the story has a long way to go. Instead of continuing to work on it though I'm going to be very busy with rewrites for A New Day Coming (working title). It seems a major communication glitch occurred between me and my editor about the time my computer crashed a few months ago. He thought I was busy working on the rewrite instructions he'd sent me, which I never received, and I was still waiting for any kind of word on my manuscript. So now I'm working like crazy on rewrites instead of my new manuscript. Actually it's kind of fun revisiting this historical after so many months. I'm finding a lot of weaknesses I didn't see before, yet other portions I'm quite pleased with. I'll keep you up to date on its progress.

7 comments:

Elizabeth Morgan said...

I believe that computer glitches seem to come at the worst times. Especially when you need to get something important done.

Lisa said...

If computers didn't do so much of the work we used to do by hand there has been many a time I would have drop-kicked mine just for the frustration of it.

La Mujer Loca said...

Just read "Shudder" and I love it. Love your books.

Jolynn_Reads said...

We love your stories. Good luck with your computer and rewrite.

Amy Williams said...

Keep writing! I love your work! Thanks for the chance at the give away!

The Novelist said...

Good luck with the rewrites! Computers can be our best friends and our worst enemies!

Scooter & Emi said...

It's wonderful and cringe-worthy all at the same time, going through that first (and maybe second?) draft! :) How're you doing?