Before I start today’s post, I’m sad to share that one of our writers, Ken Rahmoeller (aka Chemist Ken), passed away. He was looking forward to the publication of his first book, and we hope that it will still make its way into the world. His posts will be missed because he was always upbeat and hopeful about his work and that of others.
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Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say.
Remember, the question is optional!
June 7 question – If you ever did stop writing, what would you replace it with?
I’m posting in two places this month, so I’ll answer this question on the IWSG site. Come over and visit me there. And be sure to visit the co-hosts to see what they have to say. It will be interesting.
Since summer is officially here, I’ll be stressing about wildfires, walking faster to pump up those endorphins, and feeling restless when I have to sit at a computer and write, because I’m not good at staying inside this time of year.
Having written all of that, I’ll admit that I’m excited about the project that’s coming to completion. I’ve worked on this story on and off (more off, I confess)since 2014, and it wasn’t until this year that I really understood what I wanted the book and the characters to say.
I’m putting the manuscript through my critique group, and they’re about half way through what I’m calling my final draft. I hope I’ll have more to share in the coming months, and I hope to start subbing it by fall. Unfortunately, I still have a bit of a snag with this one. I don’t have the right title yet, but I’m on the hunt–usually at night when I should be asleep, but can’t because I have a marquee scrolling all kinds of possible title choices. I’ll find one. I’ve found others, and some of them have come before dawn.
Are you ready for another WEP adventure? I hope so because this month’s theme is
Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
I love it!
The winner will receive a critique prize from Lynda Dietz from Easy Reader Editing. Also the winners will be invited to submit a story for publication in the WEP Anthology.
Quote of the Month: “The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.” – Gustav Flaubert