Since the current novel is progressing so nicely there are a number of notes scattered here and 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!