It's the first Wednesday of the month which means it's time to contribute to Alex J. Cavanaugh's brain child with a post. View more posts here: http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/p/the-insecure-writers-support-group.html
I've been working away at the never ending second draft of my sequel novel for my Rebecca Ashley Mystery Series. I am getting so close to the date I promised to hand out copies of the manuscript to my beta readers that my stomach knots up looking at copies of the first book TWIST. I really want this second book to be better than the first. While I love TWIST I feel CHOSEN will surpass it with it's more complicated plot line. I learned so much writing my first (first published, fourth written) book.
I can already tell with this one the syntax is better. My voice is clearer. I don't have to go back as much to delete overly wordy sentences. But the plot line for this mystery is so complicated I've caught some serious continuity issues.
Thankfully I'm starting my work schedule at Books Inc. tomorrow which should help prevent sleepless nights of angst as I obsessively scroll over my word document. Other people's books are the best distraction.