My Novel’s Current Status: Under Construction (Beep Beep Beep)

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It’s Labor Day, and I, like many of my fellow Americans, have the day off. However, while most Americans will be spending the day at BBQs eating pulled pork and Jell-O desserts with whipped topping, I will be spending the day working on my novel. With everything going on: my crazy work schedule, my sister’s move, and my mother’s illness, I still plan on releasing it early this spring, probably January or February. March at the latest. In order to meet that deadline, I am going to have to take advantage of every spare minute of the day. So, when an entire day opens up, like Labor Day, I aim to make the most of it.

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My novel is under construction. Watch your step! Don’t fall into a plot hole!

The novel is currently under construction, which means it’s in the editing process. Most of the work is done. The structure is secure, and it’s got a good foundation. The walls are built, the drywall’s up, and there’s plenty of insulation. The roof is done, give or take a few shingles out of place. Mostly it’s just aesthetics. The walls need painted. Curtains need hung. And some of the flooring might need to be redone. I don’t know what I was thinking when I picked out that tile. Yikes!

What does that translate to in writing terms? There are a few inconsistencies, minor tweaks, and some grammar left to fix. The book cover is also being worked on as I speak–er–type. I also need to tweak the blurb and my author bio. Then there is page layout . . .

With so many writers on WordPress today, I assume I’m not alone; in fact, I know I’m not alone. I know many of you who are reading my blog are also spending your day off working on your novel. To you I say, best of luck, go get ’em, (whatever that means) and have fun! Most importantly, enjoy your time off writing! I know I will. And to everyone else, have a happy Labor Day!

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