My novel has moved into the design stage. This means I am waiting to approve the title and the back cover as well as the design. I hope this comes out good. I don't wanna delay my book any more than 3 months.
Now with my rough draft finished and most of my novel polished, I'm looking into self publishing. I looked into Trafford Publishing and I have up to a year to send in my manuscript. September has 30% off savings and the month is coming to an end soon. I am still plugging away at my novel writing class, working ahead, and I plan on finishing it. Decisions, decisions. I'm very excited and even have an idea for the cover. I may take the plunge and go for it. I would have hardcover and paperback editions in this package I'm looking at. Any comments?
I just ordered The Writer's Toolbox from Amazon and I am really pleased with it. There are games with cards and a spinning wheel to get new ideas going. I love writing on the spot after reading a word or a sentence, so I can't wait to tear into it! I am now working on descriptions through my novel. I have to use the five senses which is hard to do. I am trying my best to be more observant through the day, then write about it later that night. I have a journal started, now I just need to take the time to do it!
I have never finished a first draft of a novel in my life!! I always gave up on an idea when it got stale or just sat there, not wanting to take off. I almost did that this time, but with the help of some post office retirees reading it, it kept me going. I also found the gem of the story which was putting a dead body in it. I am now tweaking it here and there and adding description. I would really like to see this book take off. I don't know if it will, but I refuse to self publish. Usually that means nobody else would publish it. My online novel class is going well and I'm learning alot! Hope to have it polished by winter!!!