IWSG was created by the Captain Ninja Alex J. Cavanaugh. To visit the IWSG participants, please click here. There is a big announcement today, so be sure to check out the IWSG site. The co-hosts for September are Heather M. Gardner, Christine Rains, Dolorah at Book Lover, Julie Flanders, and Murees Dupé.Yes, it's a rare, rare occurrence, but I just don't feel insecure today. Not even the flat line of sales make me that insecure. Why? Because I've been writing, and it's just an amazing feeling to be back into creating new worlds and characters and plots and all. Since July 1, I've written every single day, which is something I haven't managed before.
On August 30, I finished the first draft of Marked (The Fate Challenges #1.5), which came in at 26,095 words (51 single-spaced pages). I'm letting it sit for a month or so before I edit and send it to my first critique partner, so I'm sure my insecurities will come back by then. *laughs* I started writing Forged (The Fate Challenges #2) on August 31. I have three chapters left to write in The Mission (The Gaia Project #1.1), which is actually going pretty well since I started the short novella with just an idea and a vague sense of scenes and characters. Of course, it'll need major plotting for the second draft and subsequent stories, but I'm having fun just seeing where things go.
Plus, I got a big boost in confidence when Reborn received a five star review at Readers' Favorite. It took over a year for a reviewer to take a chance on Reborn, and I'm relieved the reviewer loved it. You even get a lovely medal to put on websites or print it out.
|I used to worry about using up creativity, but lately I found this quote to be very true.
Welcome to the kickoff for September's giveaway. All of the books are fab and the authors are amazing. Seriously you don't want to miss out. Here's the link to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway. And here are the books.