A Quick Works-in-Progress Update
Today I’m going to update you on my current projects as briefly as I can, just to give you an idea what I’m working on now. Seriously, guys, I promise to be brief. Like, super brief. Like, I’m probably spending more time explaining it than I will on the actual post.
Before we go on to that, I want your opinions on that graphic up there (^). It’s pretty awful, isn’t it? I literally just stuck some text on a pinkish background and added the little notebook thing. *scowls at own lameness*
Also, I want to tell you that I’m planning a cover reveal this May. I haven’t worked out the details yet, but I’m really excited for it. Willowy Whisper just finished up the cover for Ivy Introspective, and it is gorgeous!
Now, what I was actually supposed to be posting about …
The Dressmaker’s Secret
I’ve made a list of the things I want to change, and I’ve made a few of those changes. Mostly, I’m just making little tweaks here and there – sentence structure and such. However, I am planning on making some big revisions from Chapter 26 on, rewriting large sections and even playing with the storyline a bit.
I’ve got in printed out (again), and I’m editing it like crazy! After I’m finished (which shouldn’t be too long; I’d say I’m about 70% done), I’m going to put the changes on my Google Docs file (hopefully before next Saturday when I’ll be flying to California) and start reading through it again.
Flowers is becoming a rebellious teenager. Once again, Adele is giving me trouble, that little sinker. I don’t want this to be cheesy or preachy … but I also want to show some important growth in my characters! How can this be done? I have no idea. However, I’m almost done. I just have a couple pages to write before it’s completed.
And … I think that’s all! I know this was a fairly short post, but the shorter the post, the better chance I have of retaining your attention, right? I mean, not that I think you have ADHD or anything.
Okay, I just thought about that, and … what if you do have ADHD, and I offended you? Sorry. Not trying to, um, stereotype or … any of … that stuff ….
That just reminded me of this funny conversation I had with my friends today. One of my friends was talking about Trump, and I was like, “Yeah, he’s my role model. I always strive to be super offensive (this was a joke; I don’t actually find him offensive). It’s so much fun!” (I’m paraphrasing, Claire, in case you read this.) And my other friend said, “You try hard, but you’re not there yet …”
I may never get there … *sad sigh*
~Kellyn Roth, who will never be Donald Trump. Or Jane Austen, for that matter, which is perhaps a bit worse …