Thursday, August 28, 2008

August Update

I'm long overdue with making a post but July was spent finishing the latest draft of my new book and was caught up in all the fun of the Olympics.

The most recent draft of my book is being looked over by a Continuity Editor. I made lots of changes to the main story and even to characters so it's nice to have a pair of fresh eyes take a look. I have a lot of story lines weaving about and I must admit it's ambitious story that I've written but even I have gotten confused while writing it.

While my book is off being read I have begun to assemble ideas for another story as National Novel Writing Month is fast approaching. The challenge of writing 50,000 words in thirty days is great for me as it forces me to really work on a story. It is something I do for fun every year and I hope that some of you will meet the challenge and give it a try this year. From doing NaNoWriMo whatever story I write is then worked on for the next twelve months. I must admit that I don't know yet if the book I am writing now and the one I'm assembling will be published but I'm willing to say "yes".

Music and reading have taken backseats while I work on my book but I did manage to pick up used CD's from Marc Cohen, Fish, Robert Plant, Coverdale & Page and some other little goodies.
The most recent discovery for me thanks to listening to the radio at work has been a version of the Beatles classic "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by Peter Frampton. I think it was released a few years ago but I love it .

That's all for me.

Take care.

-Maynard