I'm sorry that happened to you, Heather. I'm glad you're in a place of healing and forgiveness. Your memoir sounds really moving. I'm sure it will help a lot of other people when you're done with it. Please keep us posted on it. God bless you, too.
Thank you, I keep praying that I can encourage others to heal and find peace. God bless you. Heather
Heather, I am glad that you have come to a resting place in your journey that allows you to lay down your burdens. I am looking forward to reading your work.
Thank you. And I look forward to reading what you have to share as well. Heather
I'm currently working on a scene for my YA Paranormal Romance that keeps giving me fits. Some people say the scene moves too fast, others say it's a little to info dumpy. BUT if i add more inner monologue, or any more descriptions it will change from too fast to too slow... The scene giving me fits is the one where Cadmon reflects on why he returned home and how much trouble he expects Kaitlin to be. They haven't met yet but will soon.
Here is the blurb for my book Dangerous Temptation:
After losing her father in the line of duty, the last thing seventeen year old Kaitlin Sinclair wants to do is fly halfway around the world to live with an uncle she's never met. She certainly doesn't want to get to know the locals… That is until she's enchanted by some of the legends about the natives. Armed with her camera she heads into the jungle and makes a startling discovery that could put both her heart and her life in peril.
Cadmon Quinn is a Borneo shifter, charged with the task of keeping his people safe from the local hostiles who have been uncooperative in the meetings to try and establish peace. To say he's unhappy when he discovers one traipsing about his people's land is an understatement. Too bad no one warned him she would prove to be more of a challenge than he'd expected. One that could jeopardize his people's existence and his heart.
Laughing at "keeps me in fits"! Good luck with it, Catrina.
I think it sounds great, makes me want to read your book.
Thank you. :)
My name is Cynthia. I am working on my first novel. It is a sci-fantasy detective novel. The story is about a man who gave up his former life to search for his son's killer. His life changes even more drastically when he gets involved with a very peculiar family.
I'm four chapters in. I'm going back and revising the first chapter. Do any of you write your novels out of sequence?
First, Welcome Cynthia! It's great to have you as a member!
I don't write my novel out of sequence, but many do. Let me suggest, that before you start revising your novel, continue to write it to its completion. Once you have, then go back and edit/revise. This way you don't lose your momentum and you are always moving forward :)
I agree with Marilyn. Momentum is key. I'm on chapter 18 of 22 (based on my outline). I want to go back and revise so badly, seeing as I've changed direction since I started. But I'm making myself power through to the end. I'll have a big mess on my hands when I'm ready to revise, but at least I'll know how it ends! At that point I may very well rearrange chapters and events. Welcome Cynthia and best of luck!
Thank you, Lisa. I agree too. It is tempting though. =)