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Friday, October 30, 2009

October Is Ending

Hi Everyone,

So, this weekend is Halloween. Yes, we have a pumpkin, no we haven't carved it. It's been kinda busy over here. We've had a lot going on. But Halloween also marks the end of October. A month I'm rather fond of because it's when I start feeling more of the fall weather, my birthday happens, my dad's birthday, one of my sisters and her husband have their wedding anniversary, and it's just nice to see Fall breezing in.

Kids of all ages look forward breathlessly to Halloween and everything they like about it (whether it's costumes, treats, parties or spooky movies) Halloween has a lot of things for people of all ages. I wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween--whatever you celebrate or don't celebrate, or what Oct. 31st means to you, I wish you well.

What does the end of October mean for my writing? Well, pretty much the same as it meant for every other month. Working, working, editing, revising, and improving and getting closer to querying.

Yesterday I reworked Chapter 1 of Conjure A Man and I think I like it better. I wasn't happy having Delaney blush often or be uncertain. It didn't make sense to me with the fact that she's the one who brings a human over into her world. I wanted her to be strong and outspoken to keep things lively and add a dimension to the relationship. Besides which, Sasha is the shy, quiet, blushing character, I don't need all my females to be like that. I want them to be themselves--not the same thing.

Today it looks like I'll continue reworking Conjure A Man to fit how I view Delaney's character, so hopefully that will make everything else make more sense and flow even better.

Also, yesterday, Regina paid me the nicest compliment about chapter 1 of Surreal. She read it to give me input on POV and tense and she was most helpful and kind. I appreciated her comments. She said that she wants to know what happens and can't wait for it to be published. Hopefully it will be published one day. That would be awesome for both my manuscript and me. Shout out and kudos go to Regina for all her help and her kind words!

Need to send out kudos to Tessy (my wonderful cp) and to Debbie my free-lance editor. They both deserve tremendous amount of credit, as well. Not to mention all of you who come, read, comment, offer encouragement, and input on this blog, as well. Thank you!

Anyway, so what does October ending mean to you? What are your plans for the ending of this month?

Have A Fantastical Friday!

4 comments:

Tamika: said...

Gearing up for NaNo. Ready to spill this story on paper for all the world to see.

Okay, maybe not see right away.

Have a great weekend!

bethanyintexas said...

Tamika,

Best of luck to you on NaNo! You have a great weekend, too :-)

Marsha Sigman said...

Where did the year go??? We plan on eating candy until we are sick!ha

Have I told you how awesome I think your stories sound?

Have a great weekend!

bethanyintexas said...

Marsha,

Awww you're so sweet! I can't wait to meet you face to face (hopefully at the NWHRWA meeting on Nov. 7th).

Hope you have fun eating candy. :-)