First, I have some really good news:
FREE RUNNER was awarded Honorable Mention in the 2014 Purple Dragonfly
Children's Book Awards!!!
I should've named my post "Staying Alive." My agenda this summer includes surviving a family vacation with my teenage sons, tearing apart my house and cleaning it from limb to limb, and submitting my middle-grade mystery to agents.
"Clean it up and make it interesting. This involves rewriting until you feel like you need a bone marrow transplant." -Brian Beker
If you are in need of a sharp editing tool, I encourage you to try Noah Lukeman's book, The First Five Pages. If you are in need of someone to clean your house, please don't call me. With ten people in my house this past week, I'm trying to stay positive. I may need to call Servpro--"like it never happened."
I'm on vacation this week with my hubby, two teenage sons and one little princess. Yes, there will be stories to share.
Are you in the process of editing? Are you taking a break and enjoying a vacation this summer? What's your favorite book on writing? Do you agree with the quote by Beker?!