“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” Mark Twain

Watch out - here I come!

I just updated my book progress page here on my blog - click on my tab - or on book progress page here in this very post for details on my works in progress!

Well, I've been pretty busy so far this month - mostly in preparation-related stuff. I've done some good  agent research for Ailing Body Nourished Soul (got my query list down to about five) - and once I get my manuscript back from the professional editor, I'll do some more work in that area (after I FIX the manuscript, of course!)

But the majority of my writing-related time this month has been focused on "prewriting" stuff for my Michal novel. I've determined the POV (Michal's handmaiden), given the handmaiden a family, done several character sketches, a bit of plot brainstorming, and even got myself a working title (Handmaiden to a Princess). This is my first novel, and I'm shaking in my shoes.

But, for now, I'm ready to dive in. Starting TODAY, I'm planning to work on WRITING this book--at least a first draft. I really don't have any word count goals for the next week or so. I sorta wanna see how it goes - but watch my blog  in the next several for another SCARY announcement about my plans for the month of February.

So on I go (with Gideon by my side, giving me the needed kick in the rear as I need it!)!

2010 Theme Verse: I can do ALL things through CHRIST who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

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  1. Go, Jo, go!!
    You're making GREAT progress! Cannot wait to watch this novel take off! =]

  2. Have a great time writing! I'm right there with you. God bless.


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