Well, I'd rather discuss my first completed book and how I arrived at the ready-to-publish stage. I began writing Izzy and Eliza...an alien tale, on my back porch during the hottest summer Oklahoma has ever seen. Sure, I could have stayed indoors, relaxing in my favorite recliner, a glass of cold iced tea in hand. Unfortunately, I gain little insight and even less inspiration inside. So for several hours each day, I lugged my laptop outside and typed away until my fingers were so sweaty, they slipped off the keyboard. Seriously, I love to write, but there is just something special about my back porch.
By the end of last summer 2012, not only had I become seriously dehydrated, but I had also completed my first draft. After several reads, I clipped a little here, added a little there and ended up basically rewriting the entire book! Then I wrote it all again. I lost count how many times I reviewed, revised and reedited, but it took much longer than I suspected. The writing was the easy part, I guess. It's the editing that will kill ya! Truth be told, I learned how difficult it was to actually follow through and finish a book from beginning to end. It was no easy feat, but I did learn from my first attempt.
I am well over half way through the first draft of the second book in the series and so far, it's a fantastic adventure taking place all over the universes. Unless I rewrite it seventy three times, I should be done by fall of 2013. Here's to getting it right the first seventy two times!
Thanks for reading about me- even though I'm my least favorite subject to discuss!
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