Sunday, October 04, 2009

Still Reading!



Just a quick update so visitors to my blog will know I'm still blogging! A month has passed since my last posting. Hard to imagine. I'm still reading, with a heavier emphasis on the non-fiction stuff, history and culture. I'm just beginning to read another book of writing advice, which looks promising. It features sample manuscript pages with editing notes handwritten on them. I'll be interested to see how the type of editing they encourage compares with the editing I do on my own work. I have sure learned a lot about editing over the past couple of years.

Most importantly, I'm now turning my thoughts back to my own work and will gear up to return to my own projects in the coming weeks. I need to make another round of revisions on the JASPER novel, some of which will be extensive in the later chapters, but then hopefully it'll be finished. It's a very exciting story, one I feel has real potential. And then I'll get back to the CHASM novel, which is more ambitious in scope. (Note: these aren't the real titles, just the labels I use to refer to these stories in my blog. The real titles are much cooler and more marketable).

The Creative Break has done me a world of good, expanding my knowledge and filling me with ideas and inspiration.

Happy Autumn,

Adrian

3 comments:

dayya said...

I was wondering what you were up to! d:))

Wynn Bexton said...

Hi Adrian, I'm back too. I haven't had time to blog with all my other writing (almost finished my novel) and classes starting up for the Fall. But now I'm back and hoping to carry on as before. I've missed all my blogger friends and hope to hear from you again soon,

Adrian Swift said...

Nice hearing from you both, Dayya and Wynn! Yes, I'll be getting back to WORK soon.

I'll let you in on a little secret: I'm unofficially at work already, laying the foundation for the next steps on the JASPER novel. I had a few significant plot issues to resolve, and I made some solid headway on that this past week. Still a bit more to work out but some of the most pressing plot holes have been filled in.

Wishing you both a Happy Autumn and much good progress and success with your writing! I'll be visiting your blogs soon to keep up on what's new.

Adrian