Now that 50/90 is officially over and Rocktober is winding down, it really is time I get back to editing “She’s Not That Good.” And I am – yay! For some reason it takes me all day to warm up to opening up my wip, whereas with my music, it’s so much easier to get started – just bang out a chord or play a loop and you’re off and running!
Reading helps me get started writing. Shorter rather than longer seems to be my style. So I’m seriously thinking this book is going to be a novella – it seems to suit the story and shorter novels are more of a thing with digital books. My last book (Raining Men) is a novella.
Here are 3 books I’m reading on writing:
- Writing the Novella by Sharon Oard Warner
- The 90-Day Novel and The 90-Day Rewrite by Alan Watt
- The Plot Whisperer by Martha Alderson
What I’m reading for pleasure and for inspiration:
- My Name is Lucy Barton: A Novel (although cited on one site as a novella) by Elizabeth Strout
- Sorry Not Sorry by Sophie Ranald (similar to the style of “She’s Not That Good”)
- Baby On His Hollywood Doorstep (example of category historical romance) by Lauri Robinson (have enjoyed her flapper novels)
I’d really like to finish this book by the end of the year. Fingers crossed!