Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Guilty As Charged!

I am so guilty of neglect.

Neglect of this blog.

I wish I could say I've been outside making snowballs in the beautiful snow we got yesterday morning, but I can't.

My days have been consumed with proofing my story by reading it out loud, including saying every period, comma, quote mark. Do you know how long it takes to read a 90,000-word story that way? That's the bad part of the process. The good part is that I'm catching things. When I do, I have to take time to go into the document and make adjustments. Hopefully, today is the day to finally finish. Then it's on to the proposal, tweak that, then send to the agent.

I've been so consumed in this that last night at Bible study, when I went to read something out loud to the others, I almost said the punctuation! What a hoot.

So hang with me!

Next Wednesday I'll be posting an interview with Julie Lessman. Julie's debut novel, A Passion Most Pure, is the CFBA featured book next week. I totally fell in love with this story. Along with the review and interview, I'll be having a drawing for a free, autographed copy of the book. So be sure to check back in here next Wednesday!

Now back to the reading.

1 comment:

Pamela J said...

I'm cheering you on with all the readings/proofings of your story before it is sent out for the proposal and agent. I came on here thinking Julie Lessman's interview would be up, heard it was sometime the last week of this month. (am I anxious or what??) But to catch up on how yours is doing is a good thing too. I can identify with proofing, I do that for some people (not official authors like you) but it is hard after being over it so many times to see things, they seem to just become invisible or, as I say at my house, just part of the wood work.