Winter Update!

imageHey everyone!  So excited–logging on today, I see that my blog just rounded 800 followers!  I’m feeling guilty because I haven’t been on as often lately, but I’ve been working on a couple of projects that make my heart siiiiiiing!

BENEATH US took second place in the YA division of the Golden Claddagh Contest. 🙂  I had an amazing time building this book’s dark world and tangling my quirky characters in its problems.  I’ve got my fingers crossed that maybe this book will be “the one.”

I recently began revisions on my New Adult WIP, and I don’t know how I ever lived without Scrivener!  I don’t compose in the program, but it helped me to plan much more carefully so that the revision of this book will go faster than any of my previous projects.  I also incorporated Michael Hauge’s story structure and other planning tips I’ve picked up over the years into the pre-writing stage.  In drafting, I owe a lot to Margie Lawson’s workshops which helped me to tune up the visceral and literary elements.  I’m holding back on details about the book itself (the title is still eluding me!) and thought it was completely nuts while writing it.  But now, as I’m looking back, I’m feeling like: Yesssssss.  This.

I’ve also been catching up on my reading, the most amazing of which in the past few weeks has been: Shatter Me, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, and Isla and the Happily Ever After.  Reviews to come!

What have you been up to??

Michelle Joyce Bond

 

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5 thoughts on “Winter Update!

  1. Congrats on the contest placement. That’s wonderful! And I agree–Scrivener is a wonder program. I use it through the second draft, and then I switch to Word. But I should just keep using it, because you can format the final product so nicely. I just need to learn how to do that. 🙂

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