I’ve been a busy beaver since last Wednesday. I’m currently beta-reading for several people, which has been a lot of fun. I’ve only had one at a time for most of the last six months, so it’s nice to be back to having more. The works are vastly different genres, which is also enjoyable.
Other than that, I’ve also blogged a little, something I haven’t done much of over the last several months. That was a big change, as I’d been blogging 5 times a week for most of a year and a half before that. There was just too much going on in my offline life for me to feel much motivation. While I will probably never return to that kind of regular posting (nor the community in I was involved while doing it), I hope to be able to blog a bit more often.
In other happy news, I got Lower Education back from a beta reader who I asked to give me her overall impressions. She said she really liked it, but she also gave me good feedback about something that wasn’t working well for her. So, I’m pretty satisfied with that.
Aside from that, I’ve had a bit of time to work on my new novel, which I’m tentatively titling A Worthy Inheritance. That could change, though. I’m not ready to divulge too many details—I’m only about 11,000 words into the story. Gee, that makes about 70-80,000 to go, right? In this edition of “Welcome to Amy’s Brain,” I admit that part of my slow progress is that I’m just not confident in my own skills. I spend about 50% of my time trying to convince myself to just write something, even if it’s not great. No one but me ever has to see the crappy stuff! But even in my own head I feel embarrassed to write junk.
No matter—I’m still forging ahead. I posted the first part of the first chapter a few weeks ago, and you can go back and read it here. The MC, Micah Forbes, has inherited a run-down house on Seneca Lake, a parting “gift” from the father he assumed had disowned him. As I mentioned there, this is a fairy tale retold, and I promise you’ll be able to tell which one by the end of the month. (I’m so mean, not revealing it today).
No fancy WIP math today. You get 2 sentences because today is April 2.
Years before his father’s death, when Micah was in college, he’d sealed his own fate. His undergraduate career, along with the nearly-platonic, church-sanctioned relationship he had with his girlfriend at the time, ended spectacularly.
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