January 2023 Newsletter

Hello and welcome to the blog! Going forward my monthly wrap-up posts will be called Newsletters. It’s a new year. Why not try something new?

This month has been productive. One of my writing goals for the year has been completed. The second draft of my Sci-Fi WIP is done. All that is needed now are minor edits and to make sure all names match. Halfway through the draft, I decided to change a bunch of character names.

At this time, I don’t know how long the second draft is. I will know the final word count after the minor edits are complete.

Contest Results

So this was a good learning experience.

Writing Progress

Sci-Fi WIP– As already mentioned, the second draft is complete. What now? When I read over the manuscript one more time, I plan on sending it to friends for Beta Reading. Some of them I know will give me blunt, tough criticism if it’s not good.

I’m about one-third through rereading and I know I’ll need a third draft. I hope that half of the book doesn’t need to be rewritten like last time. I don’t plan on starting the next draft till after my betas are done reading.

Till then, I will start writing book two of the series. By then hopefully, I will have a title picked out for the first.

Other Projects– In between working on the main WIP, I continued digitizing more old notes for other WIPs. The hardest part is figuring out my shorthand from 10 years ago. lol.

Content Moves

See you next time.

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Published by Jade McStar

She is a creative and talented writer. Proud author of three published short stories. She currently writes scripts for Powered By Rainbows (PBR) YouTube channel. She has many unfinished manuscripts lying around that also keep me busy.

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