And so it begins! This time with The Hunt publishing, I decided to send the manuscript to a couple of friends, who happen to read that genre, in hopes to get advance reviews of the book prior to it’s release on September 25th. I worked really hard to get things edited and revised according to my editor’s critique. Reading through my books when editing is so daunting but I did it in roughly four days and I am really proud of myself. I have about 20 pages left in the ending and I am sure I can finish that today during nap time and before any of my readers reach that point in the story.
Life, in the parenting sense, got in the way, I guess you’d say, with the editing process. I wanted it done much sooner, but insurance for my son’s behavioral therapy for autism ran into some red tape we had to find a way around, which we did, and meant a last minute evaluation appointment in Wenatchee, Wa. Which is about an hour and 20 minutes from us. My mother and I packed all the kids up in the van and headed for the afternoon appt. She took the girls to Target while I sat and answered a seemingly endless amount of questions. We got the official diagnosis necessary for insurance, but it is so much more complicated than that. When I have more information I will post it in a more detailed entry here for everyone who is interested.
Today I will focus on finishing the edit, work on a Copyright and some advertising. I want to kinda go all out, Indie-publishing style, when it comes to the advertising and advance readings.
Today is another short entry as I want to squeeze in some time to work on the things listed above. Summer break has proved to be so much more challenging than I anticipated. Wish me luck, guys!
Another one! Attrition, my sci-fi feature script, has made Quarterfinalist in the Your Script Produced screenwriting competition. It’s not a large or prestigious competition but the prize is awesome. The winner will receive $10K for the purchase of their script to be produced with a $250K budget and credit! As a beginning screenwriting, the credit would be prize enough and the $10K would just be bonus. 😃 I’m stoked that Attrition is doing so well.
It was written on a whim, has had little edit and has still gotten two awards so far. I do have notes for editing but I haven’t had a chance to work on it. Book editing has taken precedence of late.
That’s it for now. I will share when/if they share laurels. I need to finish the last bit of editing for The Hunt to get it to my Beta readers. 😁
While on hiatus, I received these awards. I had already earned the LA Int. Underground email but the award just recently arrived. The Austin Revolution one happened while in Florida. Both for different scripts. I am beyond elated. I now have awards for three of my scripts, TV series, short and feature. I am focusing the next couple months on the books I’m working on and leave the winter for another feature project I have an idea for. It would be for a Lifetime sort of movie, or Netflix.
On another note, two of my scripts are up for three separate, small, production companies for purchase. They made the short(er) list and is “Under Consideration.” I really don’t know how serious to take this, but I’m kind of excited. Fingers crossed for that. If any one of my scripts get picked up for either project, that means I will reach a different level in my screenwriting career. I THINK it means I would get credits which means you’d see me in the professional sense on IMDB.com 😃
Alright everyone, it’s morning nap for the baby, which means I have to get something done in the 20 minutes I have, if I’m lucky, while the other kids are preoccupied.
Howdy howdy howdy! It’s been about 2 months since my last entry. Yes, that’s a long time, but like I said in my last couple posts, summer break and vacationing happened. I took a good hiatus from writing during all of this. Since then, I have been to Walt Disney World, we’ve gotten goats, chickens and rabbits, I started an angora Rabbitry. No, no, I will still have time to write. The only time I CAN write is during nap time. And honestly, the majority of the farm chores get done after bedtime in the evenings. So, here I am, taking a couple minutes during the baby’s morning nap and things are little quiet to jump back into my writing routine a little.
To update you all on what I have going on right now, here goes:
First, while I was in Florida, I was informed that Summons is an Official Selection at the Austin Revolution Film Festival. Eeeek! In 2017, a couple revisions ago, it reached semi-finalist. Since then, they’ve changed the way they do their awards and selections, so I think Official Selection, now, means Finalist, especially since it was on the short list, about 10 scripts, for Winner nominations. I am still undecided if I want to go to the film festival. I’m kinda worn out on hot climates right now. Atlanta, Austin and then Florida, Going BACK to Austin for a film festival right after school starts back up for the kids, I’m not sure if I can manage that. Especially with the budget. But we shall see.
Next up, I am 27 pages into the third book of my Descending book series. The outline I have is keeping me on track and helping me not to forget important things regarding storyline. But still, I hope having my editor will keep the plot holes at a minimum.
And lastly, I am setting a date today on the publishing of my YA paranormal book. It will be the first in a series. I’m not going to set myself on how many books for this series, as I think I can go past trilogy, but who knows right now.
As it’s a hot day, and I’ve already gotten my morning chores done, I will keep myself in the focus of getting writing business done this nap period later today. I am super excited about the YA book and want to get that ball rolling so stay tuned for a release date for when you can pre-order.
Have a fantastic Hump Day, everyone!