Beta Time

As of last night, I’ve finally completed the second round of editing of my Robert book. The story comes in at 130 pages (unformatted) and 56,000 actual words. I think this is a good length and I also think this book has potential to go somewhere. That, though is where my beta readers come in.… Continue reading Beta Time

Slice & Dice

My second round of editing my Robert book has gone well so far. I’m not calling it the Robert story any more because I feel it’s more than a story. It’s a novel. I need to be in the right mind-set. Anyhow… I’ve expanded the book more with this round where I’m focusing more on… Continue reading Slice & Dice

Working the Ends

I spent most of Friday working on my Robert story and focusing on a major item on my to-do list: the final chapter. This chapter is kind of a wrapping up of the loose ends and it’s something I’m finding somewhat difficult. Specifically, I’m trying for it to not sound rushed nor try to cram… Continue reading Working the Ends

Still Editing

So I’ve spent the past three hours editing my robert story and I’ve made some decent progress. I’ve found that a lot of my editing has been making lists of certain areas of the story to see where they happen and to make sure it’s balanced and not too much of one part. The editing… Continue reading Still Editing

Working on the beast

My procrastination for editing my untitled story came to a head tonight and I finally forewent TiVo and got some much-needed editing done. I’m using a great little program called TaskPaper to keep a running list of items to work on. As I reference an item, I make edits to the list entry and it’s… Continue reading Working on the beast

Round Two

So I took a couple of days off from my editing to enjoy some other things in life like watching 24 on DVD with my wife and losing myself in the geekiest hobby ever, World of Warcraft. Tonight though is my time to begin my second round of editing on my Robert story. I’m also… Continue reading Round Two

The Elusive Title

My untitled story has troubled me in the sense that I have never had problems naming my stories. My struggle has always been with character names but not so in this novel nor in Mars. I have just been referring to it as the untitled story and even the file itself on my computer is… Continue reading The Elusive Title