Continuing into the New Year

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Posted by Jodi | Posted in Some spare thoughts from a writer | Posted on 20-01-2017

I decided, for this year, to pull my mid-grade Fantasy  into a book. I’ve already told you that it was my second attempt at NaNoWriMo. I used it for a couple of years to give readers something to read, if they happened on my website. I don’t know if it ever tempted anyone to return. I hope so.

My writers’/critique group gives me high marks on the story and characters. As with my other book, Soft Science Fiction with elements of romance, the characters have taken control.

I hope someday, in the near future, to get published. Until then, I will play with the friends who inhabit one side of my brain, and share spare thoughts with you.

Thank you,

JA Wainwright

And The New Year Begins

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Posted by Jodi | Posted in Working on my Craft | Posted on 13-01-2017

For now and most of the rest of the year, I’m going to work on “Misty’s Magical Shed”. It was my second attempt at NaNoWriMo. So far it is the only one in which I did not reach the 50k word count. If you have read or want to read previous posts, I used this story over the past couple of years for posts here on my website. I decided to stop building a running story and take what I have to format a book. So far a few things have changed. The protagonist has evolved to three protagonists and I am working to build on the tension.

In my writers’ group, two of the participants who have been with me the longest are elated. They have always given me kudos on this story. Starting this week, I will take excerpts to the group for critique, 6-10 pages at a time. Who knows, maybe by the first of this coming November, I might be very close to another book ready for submission.