I find the process of writing a novel fascinating. At the end of last year, I noted how my editor gave me advice on how to improve my novel. Besides plot, character development, and theme, many nuances exist. All of her suggestions rang true and I began implementing them. By simply focusing on these nuances, I believe my story has become stronger.
Not sure how long the process will take, but I know it will be worth it. I have mentioned before that a first time novelist takes anywhere from five to twenty-five years to complete a novel. The first few months of my fifth year have passed.
Hopefully my writing will improve enough for a review by beta readers. Publication usually occurs once their inputs are incorporated. Will this happen at the end of this year, or perhaps by 2018? The answer is unknown.
Since I’m a first timer, I will need to be patient and allow the process to unfold. Whatever the timeframe, I’m confident the first book of the trilogy will reflect a good effort.