Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Writing Process

Processed foods are bad.
Processed novels are good.
Let me explain. I've been writing a novel for about 7 years now. I "finished" it a few years back, then let it sit for about a year. Then, I edited, re-edited, and got two-thirds through a different manuscript, and blogged a lot. I also edited several other books and reviewed dozens of books In other words, I did a lot of reading and writing.

Then, I came back to the original novel and after getting input from my writer's group, began a rewrite in first person, which was my original instinct about it. So far I am gathering a renewed interest and vigor in finishing and publishing it. The end result will be far different than my original product, which is, I hope, a very good thing. Without that process I would still be an absolute novice. Instead I am just a seasoned beginner.

If you'd like to read an excerpt, just comment below and I'll send a chapter. I'd love to know what you think.


Evamarie Burnham said...

I would love to read a chapter and give feedback!

Amy Maris said...

Evamarie, Sorry, I have just found your comment after being on a hiatus from my computer. My email is I will send you a chapter to read when I have your email.