I am working on a rewrite of my novel, The Bonne Chance Bakery. And, of course, the exciting news is that this rewrite is not just for me. Nope, I am rewriting to the notes from the agent with whom I just signed, Erin Niumata, and one of her readers.
This is all happening fast. As in, a month ago I hadn't even submitted a query on this novel. And now I have an agent for it and am working on a rewrite. This process is interesting, and to all my students and clients, current and former, I say, yes you really do need to expand those descriptions and details! That is one thing I'm seeing repeatedly--a request for more details and description of my characters. It cracks me up, because I'm constantly saying this to clients--more, more, more!
Anyway, I have a deadline coming right up to finish this rewrite (which is an excellent thing, as I am very deadline-oriented). But with my current load of clients, my students at MTSU, and my clamoring family, that means time is at a premium the next couple of weeks. I've already emailed people and postponed lunches and coffees and non-essential meetings.
The next thing to fall is going to be blog posts. You know I can't ignore you for long, and I won't. I will post at least once a week, but until mid-March that will likely be it. I know you will understand and forgive me.
In the meantime, there's over 1,000 posts on this site, so you can start at the beginning, nearly eight years ago and read up to the current day. I'm kidding. However, there is a topic cloud in the right sidebar and if you click on some of those subjects, you'll find reading material tailored to your interests.
And let me just remind you of three upcoming workshops:
In Portland, How to Write A Book, on March 21 (mercifully after my deadline). I think we only have a couple of spots left, so let me know if you are interested!
In Nashville, May 1 and 2nd, From Spark to Story.
In Collioure, France, Secrets of Structure, September 5-12. There is only one spot left here, so let me know if you want to come. It is going to be a blast!
Oh, and rumor has it there may be an online workshop coming up one of these days soon, so stay tuned! And happy writing!