I can't believe it's time for another Author Update. This past month has flown by. Between coaching two ultimate frisbee teams, client work, and working on the website for my book, I haven’t had much in the way of free time. All this to say, I don’t have a lot of news to share this month.
Over the past month, I began writing a query letter, which I will use to pitch literary agents. I also worked on developing a website for the book. Fortunately, there was a lot of crossover between these two items, which allowed me to make a lot of progress on both fronts.
Over the past month, I’ve been laying the groundwork for that effort. Getting a book traditionally published turns out to be quite a complicated endeavor, so today, I wanted to give you a brief overview of what that process looks like.
In January of 2016, I sat down to write a story about reuniting with my birth family from El Salvador and my experiences as I got to know them. Now, almost exactly five years later, I have a completed manuscript of my autobiographical novel. It is roughly 117,000 words in length or approximately
For this month, I had planned to do a detailed year-in-review update, but I decided to focus on finishing the manuscript instead. I am thrilled to report that those efforts have paid off, and I am mere days away from completing it.
After two long years I finally finished my "Batman” rewrite! Even though this process took a lot longer than I had anticipated, I’m thrilled with the end result. I now have story that “works” and nearly completed manuscript.
I made some good progress this month despite falling behind my intended schedule. I had planned to finish Act III before September, but I’m not quite there yet. Between spraining my wrist in late July and taking few days off to enjoy nature, I wasn’t able to write as consistently as I would have
Today I have some exciting news to share. As of a few days ago, I am roughly halfway done with Act III! Despite this milestone, I still have several weeks of work ahead of me before I’ll have a finished manuscript. In this update, I want to share what I have left to do, and how you can read my
As some of you may, or may not know, every spring I coach Ultimate Frisbee. While this activity is one of the highlights of the year, my duties as a coach often make it quite challenging to make progress on the book, so I’m taking a break.
2020 has been something else. Despite all its challenges and upsetting news, this year turned out to be perfectly suited for getting some serious writing done. Overall, I made a lot of progress on the book, and for the first time since I started this project, I feel like a novelist.
November has been a bit of a strange month for me. Between the US presidential election and wrestling with burn out it I’ve felt a little off my game. However, I still managed to get some great work done two import sections, the “Ordeal” and “Bad Guys Close In.”
The writing over the past month has been going incredibly well. I’m roughly halfway through rewriting the 12 chapters that makeup Act 2B and should be able to finish the rest in the next couple of weeks.
Over the past month, I’ve continued to work through the 12 chapters that make up Act 2A. After rewriting Chapter 22, and adding a few more scenes, I was able to finish this section and send it off to some early readers.