Procrastinating…and the details


  Procrastinating…and the details   Traci Kenworth       Procrastination has been a serious wrench in my editing/rewriting as of late. Doubts sometimes creep in when we’re working on a project and this was no exception. Not misgivings about the story, but, well, me as a writer. Around me, I’ve watched others moving on […]

The Future of Book Reviews on This Blog


  The Future of Book Reviews on This Blog   Traci Kenworth       For some time I’ve been thinking about these book reviews and whether they take the blog in the direction I want it to go. I’ve decided that they don’t. This doesn’t mean I’m giving up on reading books or the […]

Update Feb. 7, 2013


  Update Feb. 7, 2013   Traci Kenworth       I’m still in the editing/rewriting stages on my wip. Although it may not seem like I’m making much progress (it feels like it’s been forever doing this), truly I am. My story has undergone such changes that will make it better, stronger, hopefully more […]

Jan. 24, 2013 Update


  Jan, 24, 2013: Update   Traci Kenworth       Editing is going well. I tend to pick at things writing-wise and it takes me longer than getting that first draft written which, I suppose, is as it should be. Editing takes times. It’s about looking at things and making sure you have everything […]

First Update for the New Year…


  First Update for the Year   Traci Kenworth       I intended to post this early this morning but got sidetracked by black ice and a fall. I’m okay, my knees are just a little banged up and hand and legs hurt but otherwise, A-OK.  Just wasn’t expecting the ground to slip out […]

Some changes…


  What do you think of the new blog design? I like the simpleness and the misty setting reminds me of where my books are set: in the fictional Akara Mountains in Tennessee. The bridge is an image that particularly jumps out at me because it’s important in my stories. Hint: the dead ones often […]

Where I’m At…


  I finished my read-through of my first draft. Monday, I began the slow but necessary process of edits. I’m pretty excited and happy with what I’ve come up with so far. I’ve changed one character from male to female and yesterday, I decided to put her in conflict-mode with the hero. I think this […]

Update on Progress


    Progress Update   Traci Kenworth       Things are going well so far. I’m digging deeper and deeper into edits and the changes   and questions that have come up. So far, I’ve changed one character’s gender and ethnicity, tweaked the background, and considered whether to leave-in or take-out the brief backstories […]

Book Review: Writing & Selling the YA Novel by K.L. Going


    Writing & Selling the YA Novel by K.L. Going   Traci Kenworth       2008 Writer’s Digest Books an imprint of F & W Publications, Inc.   Author of Saint Iggy and Fat Kid Rules the World       This book is set up like a class schedule with such chapters […]

To Wait or Not…


    To Wait or Not…   Traci Kenworth       So, I’ve got this dilemma. Now that I’ve finished my first draft of my current wip, I’m   not sure how long to wait in-between drafts. I’ve gone a couple weeks already since writing “the end.” I’m wondering if I should wait another […]