Happy New Year!
I hope the New Year finds you all well. My big news is that I finished the first big edit to the sequel of Screwing Up Time. My goal was to finish it before the New Year. Okay, my goal had been to finish it before Thanksgiving. But the seven family surgeries of 2011 took care of that very, very fast. Still, I’m pretty excited that it threw off my goal by only a month.
Now my first beta reader has the book. She’s looking for plot inconsistencies or holes. As soon as she’s finished, I’ll get back to work. For my next edit: I’ll be fixing any plot holes or boring parts (hopefully, there aren’t many). After that, I’ll do a voice edit. That’s where I’ll get into the nitty gritty of the text to make sure that the book “sounds right.” Mark/Henry tells the story and if it doesn’t sound that way, the novel will fail.