Picking my insecurities for this month was as easy as choosing a new hairbrush:
I’m worried I’ll blow my set-in-taro deadline to finish WIP #1.
I’m scheduled to finish and clean the first draft by Dec. 1, which leads me to my second insecurity.Is there anyone interested in being a CP/reader for the memoir I’m co-writing?
I have several awesome folks locked in, but would love another few sets of fresh eyes to read the ms, which is about 65k long (+/- 260 pages).
The memoir is about Donald Braswell, a young opera singer on the cusp of international success, who was hit by a car while riding his bicycle in 1995.
Donald lost his voice, but relearned how to talk – and then sing. Later, he auditioned for America’s Got Talent in 2008, and came in fourth place overall. Full video details here.
If this tickles your fancy, I'd get the ms to you Dec. 1, and would need it back by Dec. 28 as I have an editor booked for Jan. 1.
You may find this a unique challenge because as Dorothy once said on the way to Vegas, “Hey, Toto, we’re not in YA anymore.”
(For example, while I can’t change “characters,” events or the timeline, I can add (or remove) more show-not-tell (if needed), flesh out (or in) backstory and reduce (or remove) Donald’s dialogue (as needed.)If interested, please shoot me an emai at: mark.koopmans[at]yahoo.com and I appreciate your fresh eyes in advance J
"I'm Thankful for my Readers"
I think it’s very brave of those of you who did the public shout-outs, ‘cos I know I’d be like the dude at the awards ceremony... who first gives the crowd a shaka, then sets his bottle of Sam Adams on the podium before reading from a crumpled, chicken-scratch written 3x5 card… I’d forget multiple people.
I am, however, sincerely grateful to my many, many Bluddies (Blogger buddies) who have followed along as I slip and slide along the icy roads of the Blogisfear.I have learnt, oh my gosh, have I learnt sooo much in the last fourteen months, more than I evah dreamt I would.
And, if my writing career ever pulls out of Pauper Place and heads down Wall Street, please know, dear Reader and Commenter, that it was you who gave me the courage to press down, just a little bit harder, on the gas.
There are only twelve days left, so y’all need to please remove your minds from the gutter :)
Jeez... I suppose someone's going to make a bald guy joke next...