Sunday, 26 May 2013

Despite the fact that I'm re-working "Almendra: A Fairy-Tale" into a fantasy novel, I can't seem to let go of the original story, because it'll be a completely different story once rewritten. That's why I've decided to review and edit it and then, maybe, even re-publish it. I even found an editor who agreed to help me with it but, though she assured me that my story is not a waste of time, I haven't heard from her since I sent her my MS a week ago.

I've been wondering if, perhaps, she changed her mind and is looking for an honest but tactful way of letting me know. Or else my email has never reached her. I find that it sometimes happens to important emails of mine... Well, in any case, if I don't hear from her by tomorrow, I'll write her a follow-up email, asking if she got my MS and brace myself for the verdict... 

UPDATE: Blast! She never got it! 

Friday, 24 May 2013

I can't seem to make up my mind whether to keep track of my writing progress on my blog or not. I doubt that anyone ever reads anything I write here, so that might be a mute point in and of itself. But it's always fun to go back in time via written record and remember how I used to work on this or that novel... bursts of inspiration... great ideas... important discoveries... plot woes... characters misbehaving...

I guess that settles it. I will return to my weekly writing progress report. After all, I used to do it on and off ever since I started working on "Margaret's Rematch", so why not now when I'm working on the novel that has been haunting me for years? It's a very important novel - the work of my life in a way - and I have high hopes for it. Besides, I hate to see my blog not being updated!