My blog page has changed somewhat, I now have a picture that I did with photo booth (believe it or not) and PhotoShop. The theme changed as well I hope it is an improvement, — I think so. I am covering all the details I need to be as professional as I can in the process of getting my novel published. Since I am a first time novelist, I need to have an online presence. I was able to link my name.com to the schemeweaver.com blog site, so when an agent googles my name it will come up whereas schemeweaver never would.
Another area I needed to cover was winning contests, which you cannot do if you don’t enter. So I officially entered my first contest this morning at 1am. My short story “Driven to Listen” complete at 3,058 words was a WIP and when I realized that the deadline was 7/15 not 7/18 I had to step it up a bit. It was almost there just needed a little tweaking and I shared it with Catherine, who got a cameo in the story actually — she’s the heroine. So I thank her over and over, she really is my go-to person, a great sister.
I have also entered a 24hr contest which starts this Saturday, I am really excited about that one. I have always worked well under pressure and this will be a challenge. I will blog the outcome of that as well.
My biggest endeavor is the WDC 2015 in NYC at the end of this month. I have a pitch session, which I am practicing for, several workshops and networking. It’s all about my novel “Woven In Time” a Historical Faction Epic Family Saga which takes place in the Eighteen Century in A Multi-Cultural – International setting, complete at 130,000 words.
I am planning to enter another contest in the Fall with my “Tea Room” story which is a Historical Fiction, Eighteenth Century story about the cloistering of five princesses in a Royal Palace complete at 17,000 words.
So far I have not planned ahead for any of my stories. I had pretty good first drafts on all my stories so far, but I am not against trying something new. I also battled around the idea of a screenplay, I have been told that my writing is so vivid that my stories should be written as a screenplay. The novelist maintains complete control over its characters, setting descriptions, clothing, hair and eye color decisions. The screenplay is a collaboration of several different people; director, producer, and the actor who adds his creative input.
Covering all the details also includes all areas of social media.