The Five Year Project – a group of writers who support each other and report monthly on their progress to reaching their over-the-top writing goals.
Misha Gericke, host of this group: “The Five Year Project is a chronicle of my attempts to turn writing into a paying career, while juggling life’s ups and downs, writer’s blocks, my other aspirations and my muse.”
Feather Stone: My Goal: Forbidden Published and Rated Top Ten in Thriller Genre in 2016.
Okay, here is my April confession. No progress. Well, not exactly. A friend of mine told me about an app that helps with editing – Hemmingway. As it is dirt cheap, I bought and downloaded it. Hemmingway does have some good features.
However, when it comes to editing dialogue, it goes too far. And when I copied my entire manuscript into the editor, the program choked and froze. What I do find very good is that it points out repetitious wording. And it identifies clumsy sentences (which is a problem when it nixes dialogue).
One good reason is that I’ve got a new puppy / dog. She’s four years old, but a puppy to me. The owner decided to give her up due to health issues. Her name is Jade and she’s a gorgeous Bi-Black Sheltie.
Our first Sheltie, Sammy, and I need to spend a lot of time with her to help the transition into our home. Jade is super smart and has been well-trained. It just makes me feel so sad that she’s missing her first home and play mates. So instead of reworking sentence structure and condensing paragraphs, I’ve been hugging away Jade’s fears.