Co-hosts for April 1
Suzanne Furness http://suzannefurness.blogspot.com/
Tonja Drecker http://tonjadrecker.blogspot.com/
Toi Thomas http://etoithomas.com/blog/
Rachna Chhabria http://rachnachhabria.blogspot.com/
Fundy Blue http://selkiegrey4.blogspot.com/
Donna Hole http://dolorah.blogspot.com/
Just a brief note of encouragement to everyone attempting the A-Z this month and still trying to work on their novel like I am.
Hang in there!
In some ways, I feel more energetic than ever, but I suspect it's pure adrenaline and maybe too much caffeine. I've been drinking a lot of coffee lately, sitting at my computer in my bathrobe into the afternoon, and going without sleep to keep the progression going on my novel, my blog, writing A-Z posts in advance, and keeping up with book reviews.
The blog is current (I even changed the look). Most of my A-Z posts were done in advance. Thrilled about that. I'm two behind on my book reviews but I don't feel too bad since I do that for free anyway.
Now to my novel: the word count is down to 82,200 (goal is 80k), and I definitely feel pressured to complete the process. (There is one publisher I really like that requests 80k or below). I'm researching publishers more than agents right now, but I do have some in mind.
While whittling down the word count, I was surprised to discover some boo-boos in the plot line. Holy cow!! They were small and easy to fix, but whoa, I've written an adventure mystery, and it really bothers me that a book that's been read so many times could still have errors.
I guess my main question now would be is it ready enough? Something tells me it is once the word count is appropriate, so going with my gut this time. Hopefully by the next IWSG post.....with a prayer, and a bit of fairy dust, I'll be treading the submission waters.
Stay the course everyone _/)