I haven't been around much, because I've been redrafting a novella. I was hoping to turn it into a novel, but at the moment it's just a slightly longer novella. But I've cleared up some dodgy plot issues, and improved some of the characterisation.
I've hit a bit of a problem with the last couple of chapters, though. I know what I want my poor character to suffer next, but I'm not sure if it actually makes sense in the life I've created for her. She's also started to whinge quite a lot about the same thing, over and over. So this isn't my final draft - I'm going to have to go back over it and work out where the whinging is a step too far.
With surprise, the other day, I opened up our local community magazine and saw me!
Thank you to everyone at Love Saltash. I'm just about getting used to people recognising me in the street now.
Congratulations on being in a magazine and for rewriting your story! You go girl!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Murees. I absolutely love redrafting - I think I'm a bit odd in that respect :-)Delete
Sounds like you know what to do, Annalisa. Have fun with it!! Just popping over to check you out on Misha's site. Have a great week!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for visiting, Nicola :-)Delete
How fun to see yourself in the magazine like that! Good luck with the novella!ReplyDelete
Thanks Madeline :-)Delete
I'm so proud of you!! Remember me when...ReplyDelete
You'll nail the novella. I have full faith in you.
Thank you Elizabeth, for your faith in me, it really helps when I'm thinking about tossing the whole thing in the bin. (Not this one, not yet...)Delete
your character will snap out of it and carry on (at least that's how you'll write it). Good luck. And congrats on your fame - that's cool. Allow the masses to breathe your air - ha!!! (stay humble)ReplyDelete
Lol, yes, famous in my own street! :-)Delete
It's fun picking up an 'old' story and attacking it from a fresh angle. Hope you get your character sorted...ReplyDelete
Thanks Denise, I'm slowly getting there.Delete
Good luck with your character, and congratulations! What a huge accomplishment!ReplyDelete
Hi Annalisa - what fun to be recognised in the street after your amazing 3rd place. Excellent that exposure in the local paper .. so pleased for you. Good luck with the new book ... cheers HilaryReplyDelete
That's awesome! :) Good luck with all the character's whining. You'll find a way to get to the end.ReplyDelete
So cool about your press coverage. Keep working on your character. You'll get it.ReplyDelete