The Sequel Begins

My novel is completed (as previously blog-blurted) and sent to the interested party.
And now I wait.

Sort of.

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 RidingIMG_5364 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,

PB

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About PB Rippey

Writer, wife, mother, activist, fortunate.
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2 Responses to The Sequel Begins

  1. Well done, a great achievement, fingers crossed for the next stage, keep writing.

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