Friday, February 1, 2013

Weekly Writing Update #5

So, because I don't have an actual writing update to share with you guys today, I'm going to do something a little different (and a lot random). But first, I want to tell you that five of my beta readers have finished with WAITING FOR THE STORM. FIVE! I'm in shock. I just sent the book out a week ago, and over half my readers are done, plus they've all really enjoyed the story. I'm really excited!

Ok, so the randomness in lieu of an actual update is a conversation I had via Facebook email with my good friend and beta reader, Ray. He caught a mistake early on, I was feeling punchy, and the conversation spiraled from there...

Ray: "I heard a card door slam and an engine roar to life." On mine it's page 27, but I converted it to epub so I could read on the Nook so not sure if the pages still sync up. It's the bonfire gathering scene where our male lead is kinda sorta introduced, or first appears anyway. That's his car(d) door slamming, I think.

Me: Bahaha...uh yeah, car...unless I change his entire character to be some flunky for the queen of hearts in Alice in Wonderland

Ray: Haven't read him yet, but that could be interesting. Then off with Ella's head.
*Note: Ella is the main character's nasty sister*

Me: It would be totally unexpected right? You think you're reading contemp YA and then bam! It's actually fantasy.

Ray: Or we find out Charlotte is trippin' on drugs and it's actually really dark YA. Mhm. 

Me: Hmmm, maybe if people tell me the book sucks I should go in that direction.

Ray: That's not going to happen.

And this is why I love Ray. Well, one of the reasons anyway. Ever since I decided to publish BLUE SKY DAYS a year and a half ago (and he was part of that decision...I started writing something new, wasn't feeling it, and was unsure whether to carry on or pull out BSD, which I'd written several years before, and he encouraged me to pull out BSD), he's been there (and by 'there' I mean 850-ish miles away because I'm in Ontario and he's in Tennessee) to provide comic relief and make me feel better about my writing abilities when I'm having moments of doubt.

This coming Monday is the cover reveal for WAITING FOR THE STORM. I can't wait to see what you guys think! I'm in the process of redoing the header of the blog and my Facebook header to include the new cover. Hopefully next week I'll have some teasers or maybe even an excerpt from the book for you guys. 

Have a great weekend!  

1 comment:

  1. Hahahahaha! That sounds like me and Rebecca. :P Lol. Oh, it's too much. Your book IS amazing. I am so glad things are going so well so far! COVER REVEAL! Can't wait. :)