Sharing About the Writing Today

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“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”
Richard Bach

And I haven’t quit this blog.  Sorry I’ve  been so sporadic lately, but I have a few personal issues I’m dealing with and I’ve also been hard at work on my critique partner’s  WIP.  She just turned hers in, so we’ve moved on to mine.

I struggled with this book.  In fact, it almost reads like amateur work in some places.  I used to be a champion tightener and even though I felt I’d gone through with a fine toothed comb, Rachel is finding a lot of places it can be trimmed.  I’m still worried about pinning down the younger voice.  I wrote this from a mature teen’s perspective, so we’ll see.

I’ve been working on different short pieces on and off.  I want to finish the critique/last polish on the book and get it to my agent before I map out a new book.  One is simmering in the thoughts, though. 

Isn’t it always like that? 😉

In other news:

Fellow Dame, Devon Monk, is hosting something pretty cool on her Live Journal today.  She was partly inspired by Rachel’s very sweet, yet brutally honest, post about working with me as a critique partner at the Deadline Dames this week.  <G>  But if you go here, Devon has opened up her blog to readers and writers who are looking for critique partners or beta readers!


My friend, Sara Saint John, is the spotlight author here today!


About Rinda Elliott

Writer.I love unusual stories and credit growing up in a family of curious life-lovers who moved all over the country. Books and movies full of fantasy, science fiction and romance kept us amused, especially in some of the stranger places. For years, I tried to separate my darker side with my humorous and romantic one. I published short fiction, but things really started happening when I gave in and mixed it up. When not lost in fiction, I love making wine, collecting music, gaming and spending time with my husband and two children. I’m represented by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency.
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3 Responses to Sharing About the Writing Today

  1. Maria Hooley says:

    Hey, Rinda, I think the link for Devon Monk is broke. I clicked it twice and it’s didn’t work.

  2. relliott4 says:

    Oops, sorry. I repaired the link. 🙂

  3. Thank you for adding the link to my story “Tikaani”! You’re the best. 🙂

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