Novel in Progress: Week 6

Writing is my passion. But when it gets tough, sometimes, and I just can’t move beyond a certain chapter or even a paragraph, I need a boost.

For me, a boost can come from various sources: praise from an appreciative reader, encouragement from my family, a retweet of my statement from my twitter followers, “likes” and “shares” of my posts by my Facebook friends, kind words about my writing from my personal friends and their anticipation of my next novel, as well as my short-term writing plans and self-imposed writing marathons, and so on.

This week, however, the boost came in the form of a trailer for my book, Disengaged (coauthored with Cindi Rockett). This novel will always have a special place in my heart—as my first. So I was both excited and nervous about how the trailer would come out. My daughter and I worked on it together, she leading, me assisting. And the result is gratifying—I love the trailer! And I can’t help but watch it over and over.

Most importantly, I had such fun making the trailer that I couldn’t wait to do it again—for my next book. And that’s all the boost I needed!

I worked like a machine these past three days and finished revising four chapters this week, the last one in just one day! Yay! 🙂


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