April 13, 2009

News, Books, and New Books

News: Well, I filled up a notebook with the novel I'm writing, and have moved onto the next notebook to continue the story. I'm on page 139.

I am about to begin a very complicated process. I have one friend typing up the notebook I'm finished with. She will finish one chapter at a time. She will then send it to me, and I will make my corrections. I will send it to my "editor" who will tell me what still needs to be fixed. I will fix it, then send it back to my editor to see if I got it right. If I did, I will send it back to the typing person, who will put that with the rest of the book. Eventually we'll have done this with the entire book, and we'll make a printed manuscript (EEK!). Then I'll work on something else for a while (I already know what) then I come back to it and fix some of the major things with my editor.

Books: I am almost finished with And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. So far, I don't like it, and there are only three left! It's best in the beginning. The entire thing is very predictable and kinda' boring. Dame Agatha does nothing to hold my attention. I also only have have 100 pages left of this other book which you will hear about momentarily.

New Books: I just got The Summoning by Kelly Armstrong (who also writes a series about a hitwoman named Nadia [my friends say this suits me]), Saving Juliet by Suzanne Selfors, and (the one I have half-finished) Silver Is For Secrets by Laurie Faria Stolarz. Soon, I'll post reviews about all of these books.

Your Read-A-Holic BEDA Blogger,


Dahlia said...

Congrats on filling a whole notebook! I tried writing my first book by hand, it didn't work for very long (I gave up on that story, it just wasn't that good). I actually have 2 to 3 notebooks (probably 2 1/2) full of stuff for Brain Child, which I wrote, like, over a year ago and still haven't typed up.

SimplyShy01 said...

I'm going to keep this comment short, sweet and to the point. Cool!

Have a nice day :)!

P.S. I'm going to post a blog entery in about 10 minutes.

Dame Orchid said...

You should try reading Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, or Tommy and Tuppence series. They’re quite funny. :)