With all the things I have to do, I’ve pretty much given up on reading the textbook, except for some skimming. I’ve been trying instead to use that time to assign myself the homework of making sure I get at least ONE chapter edited on Tunerville every day.
Besides the chaptering, I’ve been reading through and fleshing out some very inadequate prose. Some writers would say it’s better to carefully consider each line as you write it. Yeah, well, the only way I could finish it was to just whack it out. The niceties had to come later. This isn’t literary prose.
Someone asked me the other day what kind of book I was working on. I really had to stop and think about that one. It’s a mainstream commercial novel that you might find in the airport bookstore, or in Barnes and Noble’s General Fiction section, the home of the uncategorized novel.
BUT—since this month’s Challenge is about my editing process, I’m going to reveal the hook of Tunerville at the end of the A-Z Challenge. I’m taking a big risk here; it’s entirely possible this book will never see the light of day, as those readers who are writers know. I don’t want you to think it’s great and then not be able to read it. If you hate it, it’s no big deal—you wouldn’t care anyway.
I’m going to give YOU some homework. I’m rapidly approaching my 300th post (yay!). I would like to do something special for it. I’ve thought and thought, and it’s really frustrating that I don’t have a book of my own to give away.
So what do you all think I should do? See my very first poll below.
Someone suggested I give my cat away, but I think I would miss her.