Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Heigh, Ho...It's Off To Work We Go

The holidays are truly past, with only our VISA and Mastercard bills to remind us. My family celebrated together on Epiphany, since the weekend of January 5-7 was the time we could all get together. But now it's time for me to take down the decorations outside--thank goodness, Kay takes care of the inside stuff--and get on with things.

I'm currently in the process of what I hope to be the final revisions of my two completed novels. I've had significant interest from a publisher about them, as well as my almost-completed third one, but they want me to tune them up, raise the stakes, make the reader care more about the protagonist...those of you who are writers know what I mean.

I've been fortunate to work with an independent editor in this project. Dr. Dennis Hensley is a meticulous teacher and a fanatical taskmaster who has removed so many commas from my work that I've thought about selling the surplus on eBay. He's pointed out inconsistencies, suggested alternative scenes, and in general taught me a lot. But it's still up to me to put all this into practice.

So, I'm off to work. That means I'll be posting less often--probably once a week. I appreciate those of you who check in here regularly. I'll try to make it worth your while to continue doing so.

Meanwhile, be well, and don't forget to write.

1 comment:

Anne Mateer said...

Happy writing, Richard. I'm looking forward to reading your finished products!