Archive for August, 2012

Finished (and just getting started)

Today, I finished the first draft of a novel. It is a gigantic mess. There are plot points left unresolved, characters who show up and then are never mentioned again, characters that the book would be better off without, flat character and setting descriptions, too few subplots, and a giant mess of a central storyline […]

Recent Reads

Recently, I’ve been tackling some middle grade historical fiction, a genre I have always enjoyed but never read enough of. A few weeks ago, I finished Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool, which was a thoroughly enjoyable read, and this week I wrapped up The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly. Calpurnia Tate is […]