Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Then I started thinking about my writer self. What do I wish I'd known back when I first started writing? If I could talk to that girl then, what would I say? I think I would tell her to enjoy the writing journey even more. It's harder to write now - I like the end result more than the writing of it, but back then, I was more into the process.
What would my future writer self tell me now? (Like on The Office when Jim sends Dwight faxes from Future Dwight!) I hope she'd say that publishing is closer than I think and to not give up - the dream will be realized. I think she might say again to enjoy the journey, the process, a little more. This is the time in my career when I can write what I want, explore, hone, and take the time.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
The first time through with the paint, we were most concerned with getting the color on and making sure there weren't any major drips. We knew the second time through we'd polish things up. If we took too long on that first coat, the project would take even longer and we might get burned out too soon.
Same with my WIP. I've done both the edit-as-you-go method and the slap-down-the-whole-thing-first method. Right now, I prefer the latter. I want to get everything down, taking care not to have major drips -- like plot holes, motivation issues, etc. Once I have that "first coat" then I can go back and work on the parts that didn't stick so good, where the "grain's showing through," and eventually make them great. That way I have a complete manuscript to work with later and I stay interested (at least enough to keep writing) in the project.
- Stacy Henrie
- I'm a stay-at-home mom to three kids and an author of inspirational historical romance. I love laughing with my family, reading, interior decorating, and chocolate.
Lady Outlaw, published by Harlequin Love Inspired Historical in 2012, is my first novel.
I am represented by Jessica Alvarez of BookEnds, LLC.
No one would ever imagine a fresh-faced young woman could be robbing stage bandits of their ill-gotten fortunes. But Jennie Jones is desperate to save her family's ranch from foreclosure. And the risks seem worth it, until her upright new ranch hand offers a glimpse of how much is really at stake.
Former bounty hunter Caleb Johnson is ready for a new, clean start. With a woman like Jennie, he could build a future there in Utah territory. But only if his gentle faith can guide her in a choice between the land she's fought so hard to save and a future by his side.
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I blog on Wednesdays - about life, motherhood, writing or my recommendations for inspirational romance books.