Many of you know that I’ve been working on my first novel, and now I’ve reached the next step in the writing process. For the past few weeks, my manuscript has been in the capable hands of my editor, Susan Hughes, owner of My Independent Editor. It won’t be long before her work is completed and my revision process begins once more. You’ve heard it again and again…writing and rewriting. And yes, that is part of the process, if you want the final result to be your best work.
You’ll recall how I spent two weeks in the serene environment of the Amalfi Coast overlooking the Tyrhennian Sea. Yes, it was a dream for me to be able to spend that time in Positano, a magical place for me.
So for the revision, I still need to have silence and need to be alone so I have no distractions. Although I like to write near the ocean, need to do this part of the process on the laptop, so I will be home in my office. But, I am tempted to take the laptop outside onto the patio, and work from there.
If I need a break, or some inspiration, I may print out a chapter and head to my beach, twenty-five minutes away.
Critical Cover-Up is my first novel, and so it’s nothing like any of of my other books. This is a work of fiction, and I have been working on it for two and a half years, the longest of any of my books. The setting is Florida, and you won’t find any references to Bella Italia.
I’ll soon be sharing my cover with you, as well as a synopsis, so please stay tuned for more updates. With some luck, I’m hoping to be able to publish Critical Cover-Up in late spring, depending on how the rewriting/revision goes. It will be available on Amazon.com as well as in the UK and other countries in digital format as well as paperback.
Enjoy a few photos from my inspiring place at home in Florida.
How about you? What relaxes you? Where is your go-to place to feel inspired? I’m eager to hear your feedback so please leave a comment.
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