Okay, so I stole the concept from a writing buddy. (Thanks, Ray) I think it is a good idea so I am going to run with it. Each Wednesday I will try to update what things I am working on for the week and where I am at in my process. This week is a good news/bad news week for me.
Good news: I ordered final proof copies on a secret project that I have been working on in my spare time. I am not sure if I will let Createspace sell it or if I will try to go the traditional publishing route. We will see when the proofs are here and I give it more thought.
Bad news: I wrote a novel and a sequel. Then thought they should go into one book as two parts. So I started to edit and had my awesome critique group read it for me. Today I realized that they need to be separate and the second part needs to be overhauled, adding a larger plot through out the book so that it can stand alone. On the bright side, this will allow me to turn this project into exactly what I wanted from the beginning: a setting and a group of friends that would each get a book dealing with the problem they are struggling with at the time.
Good news: This will allow my mental health project to start from the ground up and be a better set of novels in the end. World building here I come. (Good news doesn't always come out of bad news but today is the exception.)
This next week will bring lots of world building and research about the Chicago area. Also more about the cutting behaviors that plague so many teens in our society. I have my own experiences and reasons for cutting but I want to find other girls' reasons.