Defiant, by Karina Sumner-Smith, is the follow-up novel to her debut, Radiant, and the middle chapter of her Towers Trilogy. Picking up two months after the conclusion of Radiant, the book continues the story of Xhea, a girl with no place in a world running on magic, her friend, Shai, the ghost of a girl from… Continue reading Defiant, by Karina Sumner-Smith – book review
So, the writing
Writing this past few months has been terrible. I could blame my job, for which I spent 2009 managing a team of writers and carrying twice the number of duties; or I could say I had to spend more time with my family because of our infant daughter (now a toddler). In the end though,… Continue reading So, the writing
Finished revisions to the submission copy and I'm getting feedback from my readers. I should be able to incorporate copy editing changes soon.
Spent a good part of the day updating a file on the setting of Corruption of Power. Some things were still from the first draft, and the world has evolved since then. Also finished reading "Chronoliths", by Robert Charles Wilson.
Finished for now
Finished my first pass through what I'm calling the submission copy of Corruption of Power. I'll let it sit for a week or so then go through for a proofread.
Finished editing chapter three of the submission copy of Corruption of Power. Once I do the outline for the rest of the story I can review it one last time. Should be ready for that by the weekend.
Got through the rewrite of the first chapter and started the second chapter this past weekend. So far it's going well. I had the cottage to myself so I was able to really work fast. I was also able to start marking up the hardcopy of chapter 2.
Keeping busy with working on the first three chapters. Actually they're more than three chapters. I've combined seven chapters into three because they're so short in the original and reordered them to have my protagonist go first. I've taken the outline that I used for myself and started rewriting it to sell the book. Right… Continue reading Writing update
Just finished 15 hours of draft work and finally, finally brought the second draft of my manuscript to its conclusion. Good lord, I need a scotch. And then some rest, but not until I've gone through and accepted all the tracked changes.
I spent all month on revising and rewriting changes to the manuscript. Getting close to the end. Hopefully I can pull it off.