Just finished the 1st draft of my next book

I been on a writing frenzy for the past week and a half, minus a trip out of state where my husband and I had to spread ashes, making me have 23 chapters of a new book. It is one that I had ponder over in my head. It is a short novel and now the first draft is complete. Committing myself to writing 1000 words each day did the trick.

It has been a while since I wrote daily like I use to in the past. It helps you forget what is going on around you. In an odd way it is a mental break from life.

Writing is a need for those of us who are writers. Regardless how much we write at any sitting just doing it does a body good mentally and physically. This was something I never understood until I began to write.

The new book is volume two to my Squirrel Mafia book that has been received very well. People have asked me repeatedly if I had planned on writing book two. My answer had always been no. That was until they continued to give me information to use to write about. I started to write down topics every time they did something different from what I wrote in book one. The list ended up exploding.

I have also enjoyed editing the first draft. Yes, even I Sharon C. Williams has said those hated words out loud and have told someone as well. I am enjoying editing a book. I hate editing like it is a fire in my gut. But right now I am having soooooo much fun.

I will need to work on revising soon and getting it reviewed by my critique group. But this has been a project I am absolutely enjoying.

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I’m running a cover reveal tour: Jasper and I need your help

I am running a cover reveal tour from May 23th to September 7th of this year. I was fortunate to find a new publisher for my children’s series so this will be the 2nd edition. The books are being released in July so those who sign up after that will have a different media kit to use.

I am looking for people who might be interested in helping out with sharing the media kit I created and placing it on their blog or various social media platform.

Any help is appreciated.

I am absolutely in love with the new covers. They drew it from scratch and honestly I am blown away. My husband who does not get excited about stuff like this actually had a reaction when I showed him. “Wow, that looks good.” In other words high praise from the spouse.

So here is the link to the form I created. I thank anyone in advance who signs up or even considers helping out.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQkH_bXs0j9FdBT5pGjquyzh1MkNeJxckEyo0aF0D_N7PidQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

It’s not okay to be a pantser: Oh, really?

 

Have you ever been reading a book and you come across something that just stops you cold? And than you wonder how will I review this now?

That has happened to me on a few occasions. But I never read one that on writing that did that to me.

My current book, to read and review, said basically to try to not be a pantser. You will paint yourself into a corner without having a outline and will be stuck.

I’m a pantser. I rarely do outlines. They slow me down and to be honest I do better to just sitting down, writing and than figuring it out later. I know I am not the only one.

I get why someone might say that especially if that is what has happened to you or you know someone who has experience that. It is not everyone’s way of writing.

I get it. I do.

Still, the fact that this book was basically putting writers who do this in the corner and going, “No, no and I said no,” made me riled up.

There is a place for both in the world of writing. To think that ever single person who is a writer will outline I find not plausible. There is room for both of us.

How will I review this book? I suspect exactly how I do all reviews. I will give a synopsis of the book and afterwards will write what I feel readers should know about it.