Spring Updates

So. It has definitely been a while since I wrote a blog post on here, and today I have A LOT to share with you guys!

Firstly, at long last, the second draft is finished and is off to the Beta Readers!

For those who don’t know: beta readers are people who will read a draft of my book and give me feedback for the next round of edits.

A few of those beta readers are my siblings because my family read aloud this draft together. My little brother has pronounced it ‘much better than Honey Butter’. Eyeroll.

Anyway, the official beta readers will finish up on the 16ht of next month, and then I will begin draft number three.

I’m starting draft ____, is becoming a very familiar phrase to write.

But before I do that, I should let you guys know about some other exciting updates.

First of all, I thought I should let you guys know that I will be attending Realm Makers, a writing conference, this year. Not as a speaker, although someday I would love to speak at a conference. If you’re going as well, I might just see you there!

I am SUPER excited about this conference! If you’re interested, you can visit the website here.

Perhaps one of my favorite updates: recently a Mother + Daughter book club discussed Honey Butter as their monthly book. I’m always so happy to hear about these things. 😉

So, I thought I would tell you that if you’re in a book club, homeschool co-op, or public school, and want to discuss Honey Butter, or even just meet with an author, I would be more than happy to join you over Skype to answer questions and hear your thoughts!

Just thought I’d throw that out there. 😉

That’s all for now, although no doubt there will be more to come!

Keep Writing!

– Millie

4 thoughts on “Spring Updates

  1. Violet Waskey says:

    Hi, I know you probably get this question a lot, but I’m really interested to know how you were able to publish that book, Honey Butter. I want to be a writer too. Your blog is super cool! Bye👋😃

    • Millie Florence says:

      Hi Violet!

      I self-published Honey Butter thorough a program called Ingram Spark. There are many self publishing platforms out there, and if you choose self publishing, you will have to decide which one is best for you.

      Self publishing means that you do a lot more of the work yourself, rather than having a publishing company do it for you, which is called traditional publishing. There is a lot of controversy over traditional publishing vs. self publishing in the writing world, and there’s pros and cons on both sides.

      You’ll have to do your research and find out what’s best for you. 😉

      It’s great to hear that you want to become a writer. It’s a lot of hard work, but in the end a wonderful job.

      Best of luck fellow word wizard!
      – Millie

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