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Update: Josephine & The Missing Necklace, and others

Chapter One is complete!

It’s been a fun road, but Chapter One in Josephine & The Missing Necklace is complete. I considered just selling a short book at this point, for young kids, but was advised that my books seem to end like chapters, so perhaps I will keep it going for awhile. This is not a picture book! I repeat, this is not a picture book! I will not have illustrations in this book, this is going to be all about the storytelling. I’m working hard at putting it together and making characters that you can connect to. I have been self-editing as I go, and I am proud to say that I did not find too many errors with my first go round. Hurray for progress!

I also have an idea in my head now for my adult novel. I am still in the developing phase. I am hoping to get some kind of an outline down today so tomorrow I can start writing in earnest. I think it is going to be a good thing to have two projects going at the same time. I think it will help give me the break I need when I feel stuck with my writing. Also, if I alternate perhaps I won’t have such a difficult time getting it done.

I am also giving myself another writing schedule so I can complete these two stories. I want to get them done in a fairly short time period. So I will give myself a minimum of 1000 words a day. Yes, I’ve graduated from 500 words a day. I think 500 is far to easy to knock out and 1000 will challenge me and push me further.

I will hold off on editing until I’ve completed each of these because I have a feeling that editing will be the part that actually takes the longest, and with my adult novel. Well, I may just attempt to submit it for publishing vs. self publishing this time around, but only time will tell.

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