I did alright this month. [pats self on back]
NaNoWriMo is over (whew!). I wrote more than I did last year, and I use it as some extra motivation to be more diligent in my writing. What did I work on, you ask?
Well, last year, I started a novel which wound up being a novella, using the short story, The View from Here as a starting point. When I wrote that story, I wanted to leave it open ended, not that I was planning on continuing it, but because I think that some short stories should leave that reader wondering, which many of mine do.
Anyway, it took me 7 months to complete it, and a few more to reread and revise before sending it off to my editor, Doreen. I just received it yesterday (Monday), so I’m reviewing her changes (oh, those comma rules and split infinitives) and suggestions.
That story could stand on it’s own, but I got to thinking about what Thomas and April might be up to, so when I began to plan my next story, they needed to be part of it.
Stay tuned for an ARC of my latest book (title TBA), and of my new poetry collection, A Wonder of Words. You can contact me if you would like to be an advance reader/reviewer. There’s an email link at the bottom of the page.
My mind was elsewhere this week, so here is the final look back for a while:
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Lines by Leon Newsletter: December 1
Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella trilogy, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.
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