It’s my favourite time of the year once again! Spring is in the air, and there is a definite bounce in my step.
The season has gone off with a terrific start. Signing up for the Writers’ Platform-Building Campaign has proved rather hectic with all the groups I have signed up for, but it has been fun meeting a whole bunch of wonderful writers I would never have met otherwise. Thank you to all my fellow campaigners who have stopped by here to introduce themselves and/or subscribed to my blog. Throughout the campaign, I aim to visit each and everyone of you, comment (although I find this difficult with some blogs I visit), and subscribe. I would have to admit, visiting some of these other blogs has made me feel a bit of an amateur! Because of the season and the inspiration I am getting from other campaigners, I’ve even changed the look of my blog/website.
For the past couple of weeks I have made some progress with the re-writes/edits of my first YA novel, Deception. I was having difficulties with getting the voice right for one of my main protagonists, but with some tweaking, I think I’ve got it now. I have managed to add about another 6,000 words during that time. When I eventually finish with these re-writes, I hope to find some critique partners/beta readers. If I recall, Rachael Harrie has mentioned something about this on her blog, so maybe I could be critiquing with some of you. 🙂
As always, with the arrival of spring, I go over my progress for the past twelve months and re-assess my goals. I have plenty of ideas for novels and short stories (what’s writer’s block again?) and I have three complete novels to re-write/edit; my problem, as always is juggling my time. I need to get my priorities right and make some sacrifices, but I’ll talk about that next week.
How has your writing been going lately – have you made good progress?
Image by Debbie Johansson.