Quote of the Weekend

“Jonah shook his head. “I didn’t come to earn my salvage. I came because of my salvage.” Soul’s words from yesterday morning echoed in his mind. “It’s grace. And grace gives confidence.”” – The Cost of Two Hands by Abby Jones

(Because it’s my birthday, I thought I’d share my favorite quote out of my own story. Please forgive this slight self-indulgence.)

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Happy Winter Solstice!

Courtesy of Google.

Courtesy of Google.

Because so much of my first book, The Cost of Two Hands, flows around Winter Solstice, I thought I should celebrate! Happy 1st Day of Winter! Also winter is my second favorite season. Time for some hot chocolate, a good fire, a warm blanket, and a good book!

Finished!

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I just wanted to update all my blog followers, that yesterday afternoon I finished the rewrite of Book 1 of my YA Fairy Tale.

I finished the original rough draft last summer (2014) only to realize, with a little promoting from one of my Alpha Readers, Rob Akers, that there was a major plot point going in the wrong direction. Since then I’ve been up to my neck in rewrites. The plot problem had to be fixed and it’s effects on the rest of the world had to be followed through.

It was a lot of work, but I’m so much happier with the book now. It’s gone from 54 chapters to 93 and totals out at 168,800 words.

I think it is now ready for another set of Alpha Readers to come along and check it for holes, problems, and any issues. If you’re interested let me know!

Now I’m starting the next part of the story. My plan is to finish the series without worrying about whether its two more books, one more book, or twelve. Once the whole story is done, I’ll go back and start editing from the top!

Thanks for Cheering me on!