Thursday, May 19, 2011

I finally figured it out!

I finally figured out how to start Pierian Spring!

I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner! Best of all, I finally got the kick in the pants I needed for serious revising time.

Who knows, maybe some time this summer I will be ready to attempt some query letters?

Thursday, May 5, 2011

How much history should you write into historical fiction?

Part of my revision process was to intensively do more research into the historical events that led up to the BTP starting on October 18, and ending on December 17, 1773. I was aware of quite a bit before I started writing my story - the meetings that took place, some of the rowdier riots (One involved a tea merchant shooting into a mob that showed up at his house) But I was quite surprised to learn that a week didn't go by for those two and a half months without something significant happening.

On top of all this, I have my two MC's, their families, their problems they need to overcome, one of them is hiding a secret life from the other and so on, not to mention a budding love interest. Oy.

I'm going to be writing a few new chapters.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Oh yeah, it's spring

And in Michigan that means a number of things:

It's time to get your garden ready.

It's time to enjoy warmer weather.

It's time to hunt for morels.

Meanwhile, there's this thing called a novel I'm trying to turn into something resembling a professional, polished piece of work that an agent could be interested in selling for me.

Priorities ... priorities ...

No morels today. Mom found four.