Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Update on my novel

It's been a while since I've talked about the main novel I'm working on, which is currently called Bleed Well. Right now, I'm still getting chapters back from Betas, and they have given me some pretty good advice. I hope to have the edits they have suggested done by the end of May. (Yes I know I didn't reach my goal of being ready to submit by the end of April, so I've pushed it back) But I feel like things are coming along well.

What I've found odd though is that some days I can read a section of my novel and feel like a complete hack. My prose sounds choppy, characters seem flat, the story sounds preachy, and the plot feels invisible. But then other days I'm in awe of my writing. I still don't know why I have this variation, but it does seem to follow my mood.

Overall though I am happy with the project, but since it's my first novel, I don't have high expectations for the reception it will receive from agents/publishers. Even if nobody else reads it, I'm glad I have written it, because I feel like I've learned a lot from it, plus I feel like I've really started to establish my voice.

Hopefully I'll perhaps post a sample chapter up in a couple days to get some feedback from the community


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