Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Submission Rejected!

I got my first submission rejection today. Though I'm not real cut up about it, the stuff I have been working on lately has been far better. I am just glad that I had a try at submitting something instead of just saying that I will. Now I can maybe send some more of my work off ^_^

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

New Book!

I was surfing the net yesterday cuz I was bored, and I found a new how - to book that looks really interesting. And in my opinion you can't have too many how to books.

Its called; The Marshall plan for novel writing. What I've read about it leads me to believe that he uses many of the same techniques as Dwight Swain, who's book "Techniques for the selling Writer" Is like my bible!

Just wondering if anyone has read it. If you have, I would love to hear some of the details on it, see what you think.

Sunday, June 8, 2008


Finally the time has come for me to edit "Selected by the Gods" It suddenly popped into my head when I was in the shower the other night, and I got this huge brain blast and got all excited. Since this is the second largest complete manuscript that I have written, it may take a while for me to hone my editing skills Lol.

Anyway I have the plan of adding in quite a few subplots and turning it into a full length novel, this made me real excited because I thought of all the content I can add. Currently it is told through Adela's POV in third person, and there is quite a few more character POVs I can add in if I want to make it longer. All in all I don't think it will take away from my current WIP as I am going to edit in scenes, not wordcount, and seeing as I do most of my writing in the morning, that leaves a little bit of time during the afternoon in which I can edit this story. ^_^

This is actually the first large edit (I haven't edited any of my other work, other then short stories) I have ever done, and so I decided to use the hints on "Using an outline to edit" Which was the first workshop that was completed on forward motion in the learning centre, it was taught by MarFisk. I started it when it was running, but unfortunately got too busy and couldn't continue. I really like what it teaches and thought this would be the best time to have a go and see if it can help me with this story ^_^

In other news, its less then 3 months away from my Eighteenth birthday! Which I am so excited for, I mean you only turn eighteen once right? Then I can legally drink (Well in Australia anyway) It also means I will be that much closer to going for my green Ps, and University is ever looming in the distance! So much going on! My Mum was talking to me the other day as well, and her and Dad both offered to buy me a PDA for my birthday, so that I can use it for both my writing and Uni. Mum only just found out what one was, and she did so by watching NCIS, which I have been watching with her when I have the time, its such a great show, and gives me heaps of quality time with my Mum, not that we don't do heaps together anyway.

Okay this post just offically became a blurt of totally random stuff, so I'm going to go do something useful before someone's brain explodes, lol. o_O

Sunday, June 1, 2008


I am so happy! I have just started plotting another story because it keeps bugging me, and it has for a while. I didn't want to plot it because I thought I would stuff it up, but this time I have approached it a bit differently. Turns out my mind likes outlining first by chapters and then by smaller scenes. It makes alot of sense to me this way, and the scenes seem to flow a lot more naturally. I am very happy with the way that this WIP is sounding. It is one of my most in depth and exciting pieces that I have worked on. Of course my 2YN novel is by far my most planned, and my favourite, but I am keeping to the classes with that one! I need some stuff to work on while I am still planning that other one!