Friday, March 06, 2015

National Reading Month

If you didn't know that March is National Reading Month, then you haven't been following my blog. Arrgh! Nevertheless, now you know. So what are you going to do with this newfound knowledge or reminder, if you already knew?

Read, I hope. If you've got free time and like to give back to the community, get out and read to a group of children or seniors.

"What are YOU doing, L.A.?" You may be inclined to ask while I'm all telling you what to do. Of course, I'm READING. In celebration of FINALLY finishing my second manuscript, I started reading back in February but my chalkenge for March is to actually finish as many books as I can!

Why? Mainly because I'm tired of starting books and not finishing them in a timely manner--not that it's a race or anything but finishing is important.

Here are two of the books I'm working on now:

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Yours Truly, 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Literary Accomplishment

We're at the tail end of the second month of the new year and guess what??? I finally finished the first draft of my second novel! "It's about time, right?" That's okay. If you're not saying it to me, I'm saying it to myself. Though completing this one wasn't anywhere near the length of time it took me to finish the first, I'm still a bit discouraged about how long it took me to finish this one. However, when I consider everything that I've done over the course of this four years (got married, took in a step-child, became a member of a sorority, joined a ministry at church), maybe it's not so bad after all. My life is pretty busy to be trying to be a novelist at the same time. Considering the writing time did decrease from 10 to 4 years, I should be down to a solid 2 for the third book!

Yes, there is a third book on the horizon but I don't plan to start writing it immediately. Maybe in  the summer. Right now I'm taking a little time out to do something that I never get tired of: READING!

What do you do when you finish a major project?