The Missing Chapter

For those who read (and hopefully enjoyed) Unmasked, below is the original second chapter I omitted after reading so many advice columns and blog posts warning against the first novelist’s classic mistake of including the backstory early in the book. So, succumbing to self-imposed peer pressure,  I jettisoned it, but sometimes I wonder if that wasContinue reading “The Missing Chapter”

The Writing Process – Part I

I’m currently several drafts into my second novel. I plan to self-publish it. I don’t really have a deadline, except for the arbitrary one I gave myself. With no proverbial sword hanging over my head, I’ve worked steadfastly towards that goal for the last eight months. But the entire process of bringing this current novelContinue reading “The Writing Process – Part I”

My First Nanowrimo

I won Nanowrimo and all I  got was this free book cover… But seriously, I love my free book cover from bzebra. It definitely captures the essence of my story, and having it on my desktop is giving me some motivation to take it beyond the first draft. As a first-timer, I enjoyed the experience andContinue reading “My First Nanowrimo”