D3 Is Done

Well, after many hours laboriously highlighting things to delete, rewriting whole scenes, adding new scenes, and fixing typos, I can officially say that Avens D3 is now finished. What this means is that it's now time for draft 4 (D4). After the note taking of D2, and the major reworking of D3, it is my hope that D4 is nothing more than the proofreading draft. If nothing else is seen as a huge disturbance in plot or pacing, then I'll be able to add the superficial stuff. (Ha! Like Acknowledgments could ever be superficial.) Anyway, that's the plan. That's the update. And now I've run out of things to talk about... Guess that means I should get back to work, huh? (Though not on D4 yet as my be

GoodReads Official

Avens is on GoodReads! This means that you can go and add it to your to-read lists now! (Please????) I swear the hardest part for me on any book (other than acknowledgements) is the back cover blurb. There were at least eight drafts of this thing in various locations before we got anything that seemed decent. Some were in my notes document; most were in my handwritten journal. But that final one? Facebook. I was typing up what I had so far for my beta readers to look over, tweaked it a little, and hit pay dirt. (And I just tried making up a picture of it so you could see it better, but the program keeps closing out on me for reasons unknown. Alas, we shall have to do it the old fashioned way

Editing Continues

So, first of all, there's really nothing relevant that I have to say. I just want to share more pictures. Is anyone complaining, though? Thought not. Anyway, I am in the midst of going through Draft 3 of Avens and a lot is changing (again). While in some ways it can be frustrating, in others it is the perfect time to add fluff and details, while eliminating excess nonsense. During this round, I decided that I would add a scene. With it, I get to add a line I thought of after the last round of edits were complete. Because I loved it so much, I slapped it on a picture. That I will now show you. Because I have zero impulse control. Enjoy! Now that the Avens news is out of the way, I want to sha

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