Continuing On

Sunshine through trees

I had not planned this post ahead of time, but when I sat down to decide what this one should be it just seemed to fit for me to catch you up on what’s been going on with my writing, my progress, some of the rough patches that have demanded more time and work, and where I believe my books (stories) are headed.

From the beginning, I knew that I would need to do significant “fleshing out,” more research as I wrote, and be open to changes that had to be made as I became aware of them. After all, a rough draft written in 30 days during the National Novel Writing Month is nowhere near perfect in that first month. I have done several self-edits, corrected things as needed, “fleshed out” places that needed more history, description, color, or just to be made clearer. I’ve asked for the critique of fellow writers, which has been priceless. (Thank you to Carole J., and the one who wishes to remain nameless.)

I discovered that the ending of this first book in the Legacy series is not where I thought it was. A fellow writer asked me a few questions and we talked about different scenarios. Then I saw that the ending was much earlier after the main character gets to America. After that point, better plans for the sequels fell into place. There very well may be four books instead of three in the series, each book taking us through a generation of the main family. That is an exciting possibility to me.

The manuscript as it is now is in the hands of a proofreader who shows no mercy; just the kind I want. From there I ask God to tell me what to do next. I truly want to stay on course and keep to the message of His legacy of love for each one of us, from generation to generation.

I would love to hear what God is doing in your life, or what projects you have right now. Please feel free to share.

I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend.

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