So let’s see… Week 13, what have I learned from researching my new book? My project right now hasn’t really required any research. I have a project floating around in the back of my mind, and I’ve worked about 6000 words on it. I keep seeing the male character as a wounded war vet, so I did quite a bit of research on PTSD, returning soldiers and prosthetic limbs. I’ll be honest… I can’t write that. As a military mom, I can’t let my head go there. The character keeps yelling at me, but I’m trying to ignore it until I can figure out an alteration to the story, to his story… But for weeks after the research, all my facebook ads were about accessories for prosthetic limbs! It took forever for those to go away… FYI- I solved that by shopping online for swimsuits. Now I can't get rid of those ads!
Week 14: What I learned from my worst review?
Actually, that’s the reason I haven’t been keeping up. I haven’t had a ‘worst review’ perse by a reader on Good Reads or Amazon… but my betas recently sent back notes on my latest work in progress and all four HATED the love interest. That’s not real good for romance! And there was just too much going on…
The good news is, by the time I separate things out, I’ll have two different stories, with some possible characters to overlap in the same ‘universe.’ So all in all, I didn’t scrap 80,000+ words…
15: How I celebrate completing my manuscript?
Really, I don’t know that I do? I spend so much time working, and reworking the piece, but I know when it’s done, there’s just more of it to come. I’ll post on my social media, “It’s done!” I’ll tell my man, maybe go to bed early, but that’s about it. The real celebration comes on book release day, when I can send out all the fun messages and order up new goodies from Vistaprint with my cover and and book quotes on them!
So, since this ia a catch up post, I'm not linking my pals this time. Thanks for following this nonsense!