Things have been busy in our neck of the woods. We’ve started harvesting tomatoes and I’ve been busy freezing them. In addition, we’re working with Jasper and he’s started to wag his tail and on Wednesday he stood up from laying down. Needless to say hubby and I were over the moon! The day job has been hectic but the fun news, last weekend I went to Salute to Love with author Suzanne Winslow and once home was totally jazzed to begin editing Borrowed.
Actually, that is what I was doing on Sunday. I finished the first round of edits and now I’m into using my laptop to read the word file to me, one paragraph at a time. If you’re scratching your head and wondering what the heck am I doing that for well, I’m glad you’re curious.
I discovered early on that my beta readers do their best catch subtle word problems that I miss, like for and four or form and from to name a couple of instances. So when the computer is reading the text I can catch any remaining issues. Also, it’s time to check on the emotional tug – am I presenting to you, the reader, how my character is really feeling. Is she mad, is he frustrated, does she have strong feelings for the handsome hero and in denial? These are critical to pull you into their lives.
Since I’ve created these characters and to me I know how they think and feel there are times where I think it should be obvious to all what they feel. To me I know that Kenzie, is our heroine in Borrowed. She’s focused and determined, but underneath her tough exterior she is loving and loyal and occasionally she gets frustrated or scared of her feelings. But how would you know all of these things if her reactions to something are muted. If she bangs her hand on a table and exclaims YES, it is so much stronger then Kenzie standing there, inside her stomach is in knots and she says yes.
In addition to writing and editing I’m starting to roll around ideas for the covers. So, here’s a question. Take a moment to go into your favorite online book retailer and let me know what you think about the current covers for the Loudon Series. Tell me what you think and which one is your favorite. I’d love to know what you think and what makes you want to pick a book up and read it.
I’m working hard to make this trilogy the best I can for you, the readers.
Until next time,
I wish you happiness.