This is going to be short and sweet. Many of you probably don't think I can do it. But I entered a contest without being ready for it, and so now I have some MEGA work to do. I'm writing and editing like never before. Should I have done this sooner? Yes. Could I have? Maybe.
First, thanks to everyone who posted pics of their mugs and to those who hopped around to see them all. The posts were fantabulous! I had the hardest time choosing a fave, but a Cheshire cat who disappears when the hot coffee fills the mug, leaving only his smile showing, well, I couldn't help myself.
Second, I have a question. How do you feel about self-talk in a novel? Mine has quite a bit. It didn't seem to bother erica too much when she read my pages. Although she did have some good advice, reminding me not to use it if my MC wouldn't really think it. There were only a couple of places she suggested I change the sentences to narrative instead. I think I added so much in to aid me in creating my character's voice. Is that just a newbie mistake? Do too many italics annoy you? What's the line here? When does it become too much?
Third, here are some links for you.
Daily Dose: Saturday Smackdown- Vampires VS Werewolves
Beyond the Margins: Writing Group Etiquette
The Millions: The Story Problem-10 Thoughts on Acadamia's Novel Crisis