Happy Monday everyone. It’s the start of a new week, with larger goals to accomplish. I have gone all the way through the manuscript of The Hangman, and made corrections and additions, plus deleting unnecessary areas. Now I’m getting ready to go through it line by line again looking for any of my ridiculous mistakes. I’ll be going over it numerous times before I ever put it up on Amazon. When you have typographical mistakes in a book, and you’re reading it, I don’t know about you, but it stops a reader in their tracks. That’s why there is so much emphasis on making sure there are no mistakes in your book. I know it seems like I’m always harping about editing over and over, but it’s a vital process for producing a quality, well written novel. It identifies you as a professional. If you don’t care how well your novel is written, no one else will and you will have few sales, and bad reviews. You do not want that.
When you have a kitten in the house as I do, and you want to sleep in you can forget that. Cats got me up several hours before daylight. I curled up in my recliner around 6:30 AM, thinking I would catch another hours sleep before getting up to feed everyone. That wasn’t about to happen. Tigger decided he was going to go on a running rampage through the house, back and forth and back and forth and jumping on the sofa, then jumping across me. After that, he found a piece of paper, and decided that was fun to make all the noise with that piece of paper. Finally around 8 o’clock or later, I gave up trying to get back to sleep. I fed all the critters. Of course Tigger has his breakfast with the cats, then he has to have a little bite of what the dog eat. So he has to breakfast each morning. No wonder he’s getting so big, but he is adorable and so loving. At least I know he is no longer out in the weather with a chance of freezing to death.
I think another mouse has been foolish enough to try to come back in the house. Yesterday for several hours, the cats stationed themselves in front of the washer and dryer again their nose to the bottom of each. I don’t know if the mouse decided he had better go back out into the garage or what, but they eventually stopped their vigilance. Lucky for me. I don’t need to have to bury another mouse.
Well I need to get back to my writing and editing, editing, and editing some more. I have been working on The Hangman for several hours, then I go back to rewriting the novel, All For The Love of Hannah. I still haven’t created a book cover for Hannah. I am happy to say it is coming along nicely. I have gone back over what I have rewritten and the additions I have made and I am quite pleased so far. I hope to produce a very well written, romantic ghost story with a lot of suspense. So keep an eye out for THE HANGMAN, and, ALL FOR THE LOVE OF HANNAH. They will be completed in the next six months and hopefully up on Amazon, unless I find a literary agent. Say a prayer and wish me luck.
So until we talk again, always remember NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER SURRENDER.
The best to all of you, and stay safe. It’s a crazy world out there these days.