My novel is completed (as previously blog-blurted) and sent to the interested party.
And now I wait.
I’m halfway through writing chapter two of the sequel. My husband read chapter one aloud to our son at bedtime the other night and I received uber-positive feedback–my anchors (spouse and 5th grader) are my most welcome and formidable (therefore most welcome) middle-grade writing critiquers…nee oracles…
I also entered novel #1, the novel being read by the interested party, in a couple of 2019 middle grade writing contests. Felt very proactive.
I did stray from kid-lit to revise my adult novel, but it felt too much like Little Red Riding Hood meeting the wolf, or Goldilocks annoyed by the wrong beds, so my focus returned to my sequel. I love being back in the world of novel #1, although dealing with exposition is challenging. However, dealing with exposition is forcing me to make my characters grow/evolve as they guide me through the sequel. I like that!
Today? A break from writing–we are going biking/rollerblading in Santa Monica. Can’t wait to gaze at my ocean and breathe it in.
Yours in challenging writing experiences and sparkling vistas,