I am so not happy. I wrote this entire blog and then *poof* the silly thing disappears in cyber space! Arrggghhhh!! I KNOW this won't be the best blog I can write . . . because I already wrote it!
--sometimes I hate blogger!
I spent the last couple of weeks merging two characters. Why would a writer do this?
Well, there are many reasons. First, the character isn't pulling his/her weight. Second, they aren't moving the story forward. In other words, they are simply superfluous.
When I finished my final edit of GNOME, I had to come up with a series name. I didn't have a name. I didn't like my first ten ideas, but then I came up with THE GOBLIN'S APPRENTICE. I had to make the goblin appear in the first book--oops. He didn't show up until page 50 of FAERIE. It wasn't hard tweaking GNOME, but cleaning up the mess in FAERIE was a nightmare. Two weeks later, I managed it! Yay!
I spent the last couple days re-editing the first 60 pages of FAERIE (again!) to get rid of the clunkiness of the writing.
But the worst is over and I can continue editing to have FAERIE up and ready to go by May 1. I just hope my artist has a cover for me by then . . . she's suffering some issues, too!
Pushing through . . .