It is time for me to be getting my novels out there. I’ve been writing for the last six years, intending to seek publication when my youngest child turned 18. The idea was to have some retirement income.
So here I am… looking at the prospect of him being 18 in less than ten months. I have to do something about this NOW. I’m 55 years old. I’m still going to be working outside my home part-time for now, but the rest of my time should be devoted to making money at home.
Here’s where I’m at with my novel projects:
1. The Scribe of Irohila – written in 2001 – has been revised four times and is just about ready to be submitted. I’m still working on the synopsis, and have decided to send it to agents first in hopes of getting help with the sale.
2. River Girl – finished in 2004, I think – has been revised a couple of times but still needs a major revision to flesh out the descriptions.
3. The following novels have never been revised:
The Seagull Rebellion – 2002
The Legend of Kao Pao – 2006
Curious Woman – 2003
Far Out – The Journey to Oblivion… – 2004
4. The following novels either haven’t been finished, or require major rewrites:
The Escape – 2001
The Alyssa Project – 2002
Primal Harmonies – 2005
Watching Hazel – 2006
5. The following are short chapter books for young children, each about 10,000 words:
Cierra and the Fairies – revised, but needs more revision
Danielle’s Story – I’ve never even read this one.
So there you have it. I have transformed my writing blog, Perspectives on Writing into another type of blog, so I’m going to use this live journal to keep track of my writing/revision work. Mainly this is because I feel there’s good support for writers here at LJ, and because some of my writing friends are already here.