Random thoughts, inconsistent posting
|It's been over a month since I last wrote. So much has happened. Let me tell you a bit of back story before I launch into this post.
A little over a year ago I joined another writing site. Just for the fun of it. I began posting my novel Silent River for feedback, I've told this earlier, but it doesn't hurt to repeat it. Then they offered a 100 day book. Similar to the Nanowrimo.
After introducing myself to the others who were joining the challenge, I met another writer who lives a few miles from my home. As I began to read and review her work, I offered suggestions to improve her writing. She had written 350 pages and they were all over the place.
After a few months she approached me and said she loved all my suggestions and would I read and review a few more. We talked. I explained POV and how it worked. Why jumping from one POV to another within a chapter is confusing to the reader. It also breaks up the forward motion of the story.
She asked me to rewrite her novel. Still the story must remain the same. I worked on it. Then the other day we met and she said. "I don't think this ring thing adds to the story. I think we can take it out." What a big concession that is to a writer. To give up parts of your story you labored over and loved but now see they don't move the story or even fit what you really want to tell.
I know she's made big strides in her writing. I'm sure now as she moves forward with her next work she'll have all this in her mind.
Life is full of marvels. Learning and teaching and learning more.
I love it.
I have been asked to do an interview for a blog. I'm hoping this helps people get to know me and promotes my books.