Thursday, November 15, 2007

First Reader's Draft

How's this for an excuse. The reason I haven't updated this blog in so long is because I've been working so hard on my second novel. It's true! I've been putting in between 30 and 40 hours a week on it for the last several months. Last Saturday, I finished the Reader's Draft, which is the second complete rewrite. I've sent it off to my trusty gang of first readers. But the manuscript is so late, I can't wait for their feedback and am already starting from page one and revising.

An interesting note: I didn't keystroke the manuscript. I dictated it, all 455 pages, with Dragon Naturally Speaking, version 9. That software is a wonder, and in another version or two, I won't even have to speak; it'll just know what I want to write.

Anyway, the photo above is from my front door. I am spending the winter in Homer, Alaska, the house guest of some wonderful people here.