Have you read any good books this summer? We're supposed to be social-distancing and the best way to do that is with a book in a secluded place. My place of choice is in Maine at our family camp. My ideal day is to take the boat out and find a place to read while floating. This day, we pulled into a private beach. (See the picture.)
I've decided to try to become a plotter. In writing there are two types of people...pantzers and plotters. Pantzers write by the seat of their pants, while plotters plot out what is going to happen in their novels. I'm hoping that it won't take the fun out of discovering the story, but I do hope that it will help me write faster to bring more books to my readers.
I'm reading "Save the Cat Writes a Novel" and "Romancing the Beats." Both were recommended to me and so far the cat book as I've been calling it, is really helpful and interesting to read.
I've been stacking up written books that now need to be edited. I don't know what's worse, having them sitting on my computer or getting them ready to go out into the world. I love getting the new covers for the books, but the editing process and marketing is tedious. This coming from a former newspaper editor. :)
The is a reader conference coming in October that I plan to be it, Coronavirus willing. It's called Fall In Love With New England. I think it's the third year its been held. It will be my first time attending and I'm looking forward to it. From what I hear, it's a hoot. Costumes and giveaways. I've already purchased charms to give out (each author has their own.) The organizers are being very cautious and planning events to keep everyone safe. If you're interested, check them out at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fallinlovenewengland/ (I am no longer attending this event due to the risk.)
Summer is a great time of year, when you're safe and healthy...so be both. Until next month - Happy Summer.
About the author
Michelle Libby writes about love, sex, life and happily ever afters, while keeping up with her adult children and finding new projects to fall in love with. Have you seen the coloring books? How about the RV?