As a White woman, it’s been horrifying to confront all of the violence towards Black people in the U.S. Silently watching is no longer an option for those of good conscience. But how to do it right, without causing even more harm to People of Color and without being some kind of White Saviour?
This article helped sort out some of that for me. If you’re interested in helping but are unsure how, read the article.
via Dear White People, This is What We Want You to Do
I spent the last five months drafting the sequel to The Archimedean Heart
and it’s finally done! Woot! Adelaide’s arc is complete!
It took me a long time to finish the last few scenes for some reason. Just couldn’t get into writing.
Finishing a first draft is always such a relief. Although I did a lot of planning and pre-writing, I have some revising to do, but not right now. Now I will sit back and breathe.
Hoping to publish this one in Spring 2021, but we’ll see. Post-production always takes me longer than expected.
A harrowing look at the effect of domestic violence on a woman writer’s career:
Longreads “Whatever happened to…”
Envy over her success led her husband, also a writer, to become violent. She fights every day for her safety — and to avoid being relegated to obscurity like so many writers who are mothers.
The author had to publish this anonymously because of fear of her abuser.
Why isn’t your book selling?
Kristen Lamb, self-described Professional Troublemaker, lays it on the line for authors, indie and traditional.
Original image courtesy of Juhan Sonin via Flickr Creative commons. No sales or lackluster sales. It isn’t the reader’s fault. It’s the book. Really. This is tough to hear. I know. It’s a writer’s worst nightmare. You researched, you wrote, you finished, and then published your book. You wait for the sales and…. *crickets* This…
via No Sales or Lackluster Sales: It Isn’t the Reader, It’s the Book…Really — Kristen Lamb
50,053 words as of today on #thevitruvianmask first draft! YES!
And with a day to spare.
of NaNoWriMo 2019, that is. I’ve been writing like a fiend all month and I am ALMOST THERE. So close to the 50K finish line. I’m hoping to win this Friday and as long as I don’t stumble, I’ll make it.
I’m working on the sequel to The Archimedean Heart and despite plotting it to death, the characters have still managed to surprise me. Especially our protagonist, Adelaide Coumain, she who was once Royal Scientist-Physician, but has since come down in the world.
My plan is to finish the first draft by the end of December but we’ll see how THAT goes. After the intensity of NaNoWriMo (and ignoring the rest of my life) for a month, things do catch up with me in December.