Checking the thread of pipes. (Ask my sister or read the book! It comes out soon!)
Changing chapter numbers. I inserted chapter fourteen in between thirty-four and thirty-five. (Or I think it was there.) Then I had to go all through the chapter list to change the chapter numbers. (If anyone out there knows an easier way … )
Recently, I was asked to participate in an author panel at a local library. Me. I could get nervous if I let myself, but what really hits me is: I am an author if I have been invited to be on an author panel!
Since that call, I have been thinking about what I will talk about (and what I will not talk about! Lol!). Like … how did I start writing?
I have journaled for many years, through many spiral notebooks, hardbound sketchbooks (I draw/doodle in them too), and moleskins I keep in my purse.
But I remember well the day I actually wrote my first fiction.
My editor recommended setting up a timeline for the current fiction I’m editing. The story line was really messed up. I had the scene where Mr. Main Character shot the guy before the scene where he chose the gun! (Maybe not that bad but just about!)
So I made this spiffy calendar. After a search in iPages and Word, I settled on Word: Templates >Print Layout View>Banner Calendar. I personalized it for what time of year the book takes place–April. Labeled it with the name of the series: The Great Escapee and Book One–Jailbird.
From there I just printed it out and filled it in.