Monday, June 28, 2010

So Far, So Good

Began the rewrite on Caden Brave, my new (2009 NaNo) middle grade novel. To quote the great Mel Brooks, I'm finding it to be "surprisingly not bad". I'm only a few chapters in, so hopefully that trend will continue.

Back at the end of the first draft, I'd had just about enough of Caden, and pretty much hated it. But I also know how these things go for me -- I get really sick of the manuscript, set it aside for a month or so, and then breathe a sigh of relief upon discovering that (amazingly) there's something I can work with. It's my novelling circle of life -- and yes, I know "novelling" is not a real word but I like it so there! (sticks out tongue)

In other news, thanks to some help from a graphic designer friend of mine, I've got an "almost final" book cover for Leonard the Great. While not ready to go public yet (I'll share it when I get closer to publishing it on Createspace), I will say that I'm extremely pleased with how it's turned out. I'm waiting for one more set of notes from an author friend of mine and then, it's go time!

2 comments:

Keith Robinson said...

Keep it going, Roger! I'm finishing up the editing on my third book and am in the very-much-hate-it stage. But at the same time I'm pleased with how it's turned out.

Post more often. That's an order, sir. :-)

Roger Eschbacher said...

Thanks, Keith. I always need a break between drafts to gain some perspective. Not only does "time heal all wounds", it can also make a manuscript readable again.

And yes, I will endeavor to post more frequently. I've been a bad, bad lazy little blogger. Consider me chastened. ;c)