As I write this, the April showers are coming down. Hard. And I hope they really do bring May flowers, because some of the roads and fields nearby have flooded. It’s very cozy though, and good reading weather. I’m currently working on ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ by Lemony Snicket.
My family has celebrated a few more birthdays, the trees’ leaves are a wonderfully bright green, and the forest is coming alive around my house. I also now have fifty complete poems, which is halfway to my goal. And I cooked up two new story ideas to write after I finish Honey Butter, but I’m trying not to get ahead of myself.
All in all, I’ve had a very refreshing break from my book, and am now ready to go on to the next stage: evaluating the feedback I recently received from my Beta Readers. (Who are awesome by the way. 😉
This can be a bit complicated, because several people have completely opposite opinions. At the same time, there are easy things about it. Like small things the Beta Readers found confusing or distracting, that can easily be changed. It’s interesting, because often a Beta Reader will point out things that didn’t even cross my mind, which is really helpful.
After I evaluate the suggestions, of course, I have to follow through with them. Hopefully this won’t take too long. After that I’ll improve the flow and wording, do a thorough proof-read, and then… Publication! (Something I hardly dare to think about.)
Another update is that my Daddy and I have been designing the cover for my book, and some of the formatting. I’m really excited about this, because it makes everything I’ve been working towards finally feel like a reality! When we finish the cover, I’ll post it on here, so stay tuned!