The critique group matchmaking is going well. I’m accepting e-mails until the end of the week, so if you know anyone who’s looking for a critique group, send them my way.
With all of this matchmaking, I totally forgot to do Monday Me. Oops! Some of you have asked how my writing’s going. Well, I’m starting over. Again. I’m okay with that, for the most part. The rest was practice until I found my voice, which I’ve now done. Unfortunately, that means changing a lot since I decided another character was better suited as the killer. The stalker I was using just couldn’t go dark enough because… Well, I’ll just leave it at that in case I change my mind and go back to the original killer.
While it’s frustrating to have to start over (this will be my second time), I love the story and characters too much to drop them just yet. They deserve a real chance and until I had my voice, I couldn’t give that to them. I figure if Allison Brennan can admit her first 4 novels will never be published, then I’m okay with accepting I have to rewrite this one again. Even bestsellers had to practice before getting it right. And since I’m going to be one of them some day, I don’t mind taking the time now to figure it out. Besides, I’m excited about this new killer. Very. Sick. Puppy. Now, all I need is the time to write… But that’s a whole other story.
Have you found your voice? How did you discover it?