I’ve been moving along pretty good since setting my goals for Cry Baby Cry a week ago. It’s now over 15,000 words, which means about 3000 words in a week. Not race car winning speeds, but doable.
I also posted two excerpts on my Birthing blog, one showing Avril confronting another trans woman…
Lonny had transitioned late in life and all the hormones and surgical procedures in the world couldn’t disguise her masculine beginnings.
And one showing how Jo’s experiences in the first novel, Painted Black, are coming back to haunt her as she tries to find Zara.
She had learned of Lexie Green’s fate almost a year before, and the nightmares had, thank God, tapered off since then. Avril’s reappearance in her life, however, seemed to have revived those memories with a vengeance.
It looks to me like I forgot to post this excerpt from a guest post I did over at Kathryn’s Inbox in January. If this is a repeat post, I apologize. I’m only showing a bit of it here, but click through to read the whole article if you are interested in hearing about the labor pains involved in Birthing a Book.
Today, I am bringing you a guest post by the wonderful Debra R. Borys whose most recent novel Box of Rain was released in December 2014. Debra is talking with us about the process of birthing a book. I found this post to be quite inspirational and hope that you do, too.
If you’ve ever been pregnant, you know how much work you do beforehand to prepare for the new arrival. You take Lamaze classes, read books, plan decor for the nursery. You pack your suitcase, take the multi-vitamins your doctor prescribes, and faithfully attend scheduled wellness checkups.
When you are anticipating the creation of a new book, there are several stages all writers go through. Methods may vary, but the general framework remains the same: conception, research, development, labor, and the final reward, holding your newly birthed book in your eager little hands.
via Kathryn’s Inbox: Guest Post: Author Debra R. Borys on Birthing a Book.