Friday, July 24, 2009

The Novel Is Back Online

There are forty nine chapters in the novel Maggy. I now have thirty eight posted and will finish the rest of them today. I'm not sure why it's taken so long to repost them. Probably has something to do with the disappointment that Amazon didn't pick it as one of the finalist is their Breakthrough Novel Contest. I really need to toughen up when it comes to rejection. Otherwise I'll stop trying. I believe that this book is well written and worth reading. I know some of you have read it and left comments. And it's your comments that lead me to the conclusion that this book has several universal themes running through it. Most pointedly, it's the difficult relationship between mother and daughter that seems to strike a chord with a lot of you.

If you are new to my blog since I took it off the site, last January, the book will be new to you. I hope you will read it and leave comments. They are the bread crumbs that lead a writer to the final edit. It was the comments from MrMacrum, who left such sensitive and honest notes on every chapter he read, that made him the prefect editor for me. He was kind enough to do a very close edit on the first three chapters, which made up the bulk of my submission package. Thank you again, MrMacrum. I used every suggestion you made.

So now I will take the time to post the last twelve chapters. Sorry for my absence at your place lately. I have been pulled away from the blog this summer. At some point I will return to it as if it were my full time job. And then you'll wish I'd find something to do besides bug you with impertinent, cheeky comments.

14 comments:

Amos said...

Today's Radio West on KUER was all about Blogging including local. Very interesting. You may want to go to KUER.org and give it a listen.

Lisa said...

Now I want to go back and reread Maggy again. Oh, and thank you for your comments last week. You gave me the push I needed.

Love,

Lisa

thepoetryman said...

I will carve out a slot or two to begin to dive into your work. I am tingling at the possibilities and the insight.

Peace...

Utah Savage said...

Amos, I will check it out. I'm betting mostly mormon moms.

Lisa, glad to have been of help.

poetryman, thank you for the visit. I've had a friend's health crisis take over my life and so have not been very blog sociable. I apologize for that.

Flannery Alden said...

You go girl! I'd like to read it.

See you soon!

(Was that too many exclamation points?)

darkblack said...

'...you'll wish I'd find something to do besides bug you with impertinent, cheeky comments. '

That's the Internet, kid.

;>)

Utah Savage said...

Flannery, I'm in favor of exclamation marks!

Darkblack, I'm so new to the internet I have no idea that how much cheeky is allowed. But I'll take your word for it that impertinent and cheeky are allowed if not welcome. Twitter is certainly a cheeky place. Do you tweet?

darkblack said...

That's why the 'net was invented, Utah - so that people could talk smack about anything that strikes their fancy. Oh, and online shopping.

Apparently, I use both Twitter and Facebook...Not bad for a social networking-aversive introvert, I suppose.
Most of what goes on there refers people back to my somewhat mothballed blog, on the dwindling occasions that I have some trifle to offer.

;>)

Randal Graves said...

If you don't come and bug us, we come and bug you. As long as there are bugs somewhere, all is right with the insect kingdom.

Comrade Kevin said...

Your impudent wit I miss, Utah.

Utah Savage said...

To be told you miss my impudent wit was my first laugh of the day, Kevin. Thank you darling.

Utah Savage said...

darkblack, I can't find you on twitter and you don't list your twitter feed on your site. So how do I find you dear? Are you hiding?

Mauigirl said...

I hope to go read Maggy now - I'm looking forward to it.

kathleenmaher said...

I think I must toughen up more than you, Utah. Parts of your novel are harrowing. Many of your blog posts leave me in tears.
Some days I'm sturdier than others.