Once again, I find myself needing to apologize for skipping posts. My schedule—or rather my lack of ability to organize it efficiently—kept me overly busy.
For the time being, I am going to change my posting schedule. I am planning to take some time to make contacts and build a readership, and then I will return to the twice weekly posting schedule. Meanwhile, I will be back to regular posts but on a once-a-week schedule starting next week on Tuesday.
Until then, here's a quote from Writing the Breakout Novel:
"Marshalling detail and learning the art of writing in nouns and verbs are essential to success in any type of writing. That is especially true in the breakout novel. An expansive setting is not vague. It is highly particular. But while a breakout setting is closely observed, it also has a wide focus.
The breakout novelist does not merely set a scene; she unveils a unique place, one resonant with a sense of time, woven through with social threads and full of the destinies the universe has in store for us all. She does not merely describe a setting, she builds a world. She then sets her characters free in that world to experience all it has to offer."