Tools Of The Trade

Since the current novel is progressing so nicely there are a number of notes scattered here spring_bird_3_blueand there on the computer and in one specific notebook.  To put all of them in one place I’ve decided to use Critique Circle for this.  I am also going to pay for a monthly subscription to the site as an extra because if it is paid for there is a better chance I will actually use the tools they provide like word meters, critiques, and a host of other services.

I have chosen to do this because settling into a ‘professional’ frame of mind toward my writing, I think, is essential for me now.  I know beyond a shadow of doubt this novel is going to be published because I am going to publish it on Kindle and possibly Nook.  This piece of knowledge is having an interesting effect on me:  1)  I am a lot more serious about the words going down onto the page and whether or not it fits the way it should; 2)  the story itself matters in a way a story hasn’t mattered to me in a very long time; and 3)  I feel truly like a writer again.  A professional story teller.  This feeling is one I’ve missed having and I’m going to do everything else in my power to make sure it remains and the stories I deliver will be good ones.

OK – time to go back to the ink mines!


About Henrietta Handy

I am a Kentucky mountain girl far from home, perhaps far from the girl years. I am an aspiring writer with a wonderful husband who puts up with this writing and reading addiction I have. He also puts up with all of the yarn and knitting. I have four canine children and a ton of friends I love dearly. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 2 1/2 and have still managed to have a good life despite all the pain. So, I invite you to join me in this journey and just possibly have fun along the way.
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