Have Query- Next project

Story Teller coverSo I am in the process of Querying my narrative non-fiction Novel The Angels Within, long process and learning tons. I find sites like Query Shark, Query Tracker, and Writers Digest invaluable.

But the best thing is I can concentrate on writing fiction now. I have interest in my Dystopian romance trilogy so need to lock down the first draft. I started working seriously on this during NANOWRMO last November.  I am at 90,000 plus words and Chapter Twenty Three so far.

My critique group is very encouraging and I think helpful in catching all my little mistakes. Along with the curious questions about each character, they are a tremendous resource to keep me on track. I love hearing what about this person or that  person as if they were real.  To think this entire story was the result of a dream is amazing. I can see the whole think in my mind playing like a movie. I hope it will be done in the style of Divergent.

Set in 2250 in the dome covering what used to be NYC Shall is the official Historian of York Circle. Newton the Second wants Shall to help with a project, right after her childhood hero has been executed. She has to put her misgivings aside and work with the man who signed Milton’s death sentence to save the city as they know it.

And I have two more planets to consider and their stories. I’m pulling out old documents and reworking the entire story arch. Just goes to show you when you write THE END on one piece It should only start Chapter One of the next!

Write On, Diana





NANO update

As a first timer I was excited to begin the process.

I am on track to complete my first draft, but there is not a lot of activity on the threads. Of course people are probably writing which is the point.  I hope to meet more people in my region who are writers. Independence, Mo is in the MOKAN region.

Do you know of any writers interested in a group meeting. INDIE writers of Independence is a brand new group looking for writers of all levels in all genres. They have a face book page and the leader’s name is Katherine.

We meet on a Tuesday evening once a month so far we have had 3 meetings. We have discussed Plotting and are open to any ideas that help with the craft of writing.

Go NANOWRIMO writers! Good Luck, Di

Getting ready for NANOWRIMO

This will be my first year trying the NANOWRIMO out. I’ve heard a lot of people have done this. The goal is to write 50,000 in 30 days. I am trying to decide if I should start from scratch or begin major revisions on a current WIP (work in progress). But I better figure it out Nov 1st is only days away!

I am not certain of how it works or if it will get me to be more accountable, but hey why not give it a go?

Any one else joining?- Is this your first time or are you a veteran?