I just realized it’s been months since I last gave an update on my novel. I am still busily working on it. Over the summer, I received some nice feedback that helped me a lot in re-editing my first three chapters. I feel those are even better now. I also spent the summer working on my novel synopsis, which I’ve edited a few times now. I only need to go through it once more to give it some final tweaks and then it will be ready to send off. I also need to revisit my query letter and change a few things there, but once I’ve done that, along with editing my first chapter and novel synopsis one last time, I will be ready to start re-querying agents. Thanks to those few who helped me with my chapter revisions and synopsis edits. I plan to start re-submitting by the end of October, early November.
My life has been pretty simple. I grew up in Alabama and graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor's in Advertising. I have spent about the last ten years in web development. In 1998, a friend of mine and I started a web design company we ran for three or four years before deciding to close it due to the demands of school. Since then, I stayed in the web working with various companies in Alabama. I worked for a brief period with Southern Progress, namely with Southern Living magazine and Health magazine, in their web departments. While there, I also wrote for Southern Living magazine, Health.com., and the company's internal newsletter. I write as much as I can. For the last five years, I have been working on my first novel. I am on the third revision now and hope to be finished with this draft by the end of the year. I also write short fiction, though not as frequently as I used to due to the time I spend on the novel. My goal is to have my novel published in the next three years. Other interests include: History (particularly medieval and ancient civlizations), Reading, Foreign Language (I currently speak Spanish but plan to learn as many as I can), Landscape Photography, the outdoors, sports (especially college football), and Travel. View all posts by Steven