Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Contest, Update, and More!

First and foremost...check out the blogging idol contest going on at The Alliterative Allomorph! You may click the link here, or the one just to the right for your blogging convenience. Critiques galore are being given away, so I suggest you get over there and participate! :)

And because yesterday was Deleted Scene Blogfest Day, I didn't have a chance to update you on Aurumenas. Allow me to do so now...

My children were wonderful to me last week! I was able to actually work while they napped! It was amazing. Normally, they decide that they like to nap at different times of the day, but last week, they were extremely cooperative. As a result, I am well on my way to finishing chapter 8 within the next few days. Luckily, these next few chapters are in Nathadria's pov anyway, so I don't have to do a total rewrite. Just some major tweaking.

On another note, I'm gathering together my betas to read the book in 100 page increments. I find this helps to motivate me to get the next 100 pages done while also allowing me to know what needs to be fixed before I move too far ahead. If it's something major, I don't want to continue down the wrong path for the entire book. I'd rather know up front.

I'm both excited and terrified by this. For reasons I may or may not get into in my About Me posts, it is very difficult for me to put myself out there for people. Blogging is actually a sort of therapy to help me get past this so that I can actually query some day. Yes, I am slightly crazy. *shakes head* :)

And tomorrow I will be giving away awards! Yay! So check in!

~Emily White


  1. hooray for the kiddos on the synchronized napping. i give them a 10!
    eeks! putting your writing out there is terrifying, but if you have good betas, it'll be better for it. hang in there!

  2. Nap? What's that? Oh, that thing my son mostly only does in the car. Riiight. Hehe. At least he's in school during the mornings, but summer vacation is coming soon.

  3. We love your blog so don't be too terribly afraid! Though I have to say that I was afraid to post about me, I didn't even want to put my name up at first but I feel like a million bucks now with all the support from bloggers and the sweet words they always leave!

    I love the Alliterative Allomorph, she is awesome! Speaking of which you've reminded me to blog about her wonderful contest!

    Happy Wednesday!

  4. AA--Woohoo! Four entries! I'm crossing my fingers. :)

    aspiring_x--synchronized napping most definitely gives them a 10. I honestly can't remember the last time that happened.

    Jaleh--I sympathize. I do. Kids always seem to take their naps right when DON'T want them to.

    Jen--Thanks! I'm glad you like this place. I try to make it interesting. And good luck with the contest!


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