Yes, it’s Story Wednesday, but before you hop off to Serial Central, please check Nathan Bransford’s post on dreams and expectations. I’ve been thinking about what I want from my writing myself, lately, suffering from slight writer burnout because of all these contrasting things on the internet that temporarily confused me. I believe there’s an overload of information on the internet, and it’s harder and harder to figure out what is best for each writer. I used to write on impulse. I’ve learned to control my writing a little better, but sometimes I feel I’m trying to please too many people and forgetting my vision. I should remember what indie author Ruth Ann Nodin says about readers. After all, it is one of the reasons why I quit screenwriting, too many voices and input that would end up changing my original vision and turn the screenplay in a movie I won’t recognize. I can keep more control on a novel, but I do need an editor for some basic stuff.
As soon as the editor and currently submitted agents say no, the manuscript goes to a copyeditor (yes, editors need editors), and then to publication. Ray Rhamey – Writer Unboxed
I’ll start my final rewrite on Air as soon as my beta-readers get back to me. I might even try to send the first 30 pages to a contest. And post it on David Farland’s writers forum – the group is still forming, but they all look nice.
I’ll also put out Jessamine on Smashwords – edited – when complete, so please feel free to leave your comments! Hop off to Serial Central for the next installment…