November was a busy month! A year ago, These Broken Stars was at auction, and Meg and I were biting our nails and wondering where the journey would take us. Fast forward a year, and we’ve just finished with our first pass pages. FPPs are a PDF showing the layout of your book as it will appear when it’s printed–it means that we’re done with all our editing, and it’s time to do those final checks for missing words and tiny mistakes that crept in during edits. (We found some.) To the right is a picture of how I spent my birthday: first pass pages and some treats as well!
We’ve been working hard on drafting the sequel, and we’re nearly finished with the first draft–it will be done in time for Christmas! I can’t wait for a week off once we send it in to our editor.
We’ve got some other fun news to share soon, but for now, here’s what else I’ve been up to around the internet….
I was a guest blogger over at The League of Extraordinary Writers on thinking outside the box when attending writing conventions.
I blogged at Pub(lishing) Crawl on 3 Ways to Improve Your Critique Using Conflict Communication, discussing the crossover between my work as a mediator and my work as an author, and the places they meet.
And now, back to the keyboard. More words to write before we’re done!