Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I'm Back!

Wow! Hard to believe so much time transpired since my last post. But it did.

In case you were wondering, I've been fine. In fact, your great comments of encouragement and the growing number of readers who've found some value from this blog keep me motivated to keep on going forward.

Over these last three weeks, I simply took a break. After completing the novel and waiting for my writing group to come back to me with their final recommendations (which will happen this Thursday) I decided to take some well-deserved time away from writing or writing about writing. Instead, I focused on The Ripple Effect, which has been incredibly busy of late.

But with my writing group meeting coming later this week, soon I'll be launching back into the novel. And with that, I'll begin updating here again as well.

I intend to finish our discussion of outlining. And with the novel just about ready to go back to my agent, I thought I'd write about the all-important query letter and the extremely difficult novel summary. Both essential topics if you hope to get published.

Please keep your comments coming. It's nice to know that all of my blabbering may actually be helping some body.

Back to the updating and novel after my meeting Thursday!


Bill Frankl said...

Good luck with finishing the novel. And of course getting it published. I'm only on chapter 6, and have painted(or,I suppose written)myself into a corner. And my writers' group isn't enthusiastic. Also, thanks for your nice comment.

Angel said...

Hi Todd

Good to see you back-it is good to take a break sometimes. I have been doing the same this week having got to 85000 words of re-write on my Orange Man novel (wordcount has doubled since I first discovered your blog!)
I have an Arvon course booked in 2 weeks time hence I'm taking a break now. I can't wait for it.

Look forward to seeing your 'Novel summary' and query letter pointers! Although I suspect it may be a few years before I have the confidence or am happy with my novel and able to make the all important approach to agent/publisher...

warm wishes