Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Halfway Celebration

Celebration Time! I’m halfway through the first draft of the Screwing Up Time sequel.
Writing this novel is going quickly—it’s as if the story is writing itself. Because I’m a “pantser,” sometimes the writing is slow because I’m not sure what is going to happen. But so far when I finish a scene, the next scene is waiting to be written.

My family has caught my excitement, and occasionally I catch my kids standing behind me and reading over my shoulder. Then I banish them. When I read it to them for the first time, I want the story to be fresh. Right now I hope to have the first draft finished by mid to late October. I’ll do a first edit right away, and hopefully will send it to beta readers (people—usually writers—who read early drafts and give feedback about what needs to be fixed) by Thanksgiving. If all goes well, maybe the sequel will be out by spring. If not, it should be out by early summer. I’ll keep you posted. 

Here's a photo of me, hard at work. 


  1. Woohoo! Congrats on reaching the halfway point! :)

  2. Wow, that's amazing. I'm always amazed at those who can work so fast.