Loyal readers of this blog no doubt noticed there were very few posts in June. There are three reasons for this break in my writing routine:
First, I have come to the end of my list of topics that relate either directly or indirectly to Angel of Mercy. Certainly, there is a never-ending list of things to talk about when it relates to World War One and the Victorian and Edwardian eras, so I could continue. However, I prefer to limit my posts to those that add historical background and substance to the novel.
Second, I am self employed and like most self employed, I work long hours. I am on the verge of burnout. So I am taking my own advice from my nonfiction book Enterprising Women: A Practical Guide to Starting Your First Business and taking some time off to enjoy the summer weather and spend time with my family.
Finally, it is time to begin revising Angel of Mercy and preparing it for what will be the final draft. In order to do this, I need to take a step back and distance myself from both the characters and the plot. As the saying goes, I can’t see the forest for the trees, although in this instance I can’t see the trees for the forest. Stepping back will allow me to see what needs revised and, more importantly, how it should be revised.
I will periodically keep this blog updated.
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