N.M Sotzek

Author of the AIM Chronicles



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What is beauty?

Posted by nsotzek on March 1, 2012 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I've sent my manuscript to five fabulous people. I'm so grateful for their time and effort, and thankful that they offered to read my book. I don't think they knew what they were getting themselves into, to be honest. Well, one of them did. She's a published author, and I've been a beta for her when I was younger, so I'm confident she knows what she's doing. Oh, and another knows as well. She's an English teacher and was ex...

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Posted by nsotzek on February 22, 2012 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, it's done. I've completed the first re-write. My boyfriend hasn't gone through all of the chapters but he'll go through the final ones at least. I'll be sending my manuscript to a few people who have graciously offered to read and comment once he finishes. After that, I'll plan for one more quick re-write before I send it off to agents.

I can't believe it's only been a year. I've thought about other authors and how long it took for them to complete t...

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Home stretch

Posted by nsotzek on February 17, 2012 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, I began to think that I should start posting more regularly. I'm thinking bi-weekly should work. Hopefully I can keep to that!

So, I titled this 'home stretch' for a reason. I have seven more chapters to re-write before I send my book to my very kind-hearted beta readers. Of course, once I finish that, my boyfriend still has to go through and make sure I've kept up with the logistical issues we've discussed and all that fun jazz. That's when I can se...

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On Your Mark....

Posted by nsotzek on December 27, 2011 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, I suppose I should come out and say that I did not win NaNoWriMo. It is probably because I stopped writing about halfway through the month. However, I still consider it a win because (insert drumroll here) I finished the first novel! That was quite emotional. It was the first time I've actually finished something. Okay, that's not fair. I have finished plenty of short stories before, but never a 200 page novel before (mind you, 200 single spaced computer...

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Poor Judgement

Posted by nsotzek on November 9, 2011 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

I have no depth perception. No, really, I don't. Blindness in one eye kind of causes that. When things are hurtling towards my face, I have no idea how far away it is until it hits me in the face. That being said, I was just hit in the face with the end of my novel. Long ago, I wrote the final scene of my book and last night I wrote the second to last scene before that one. It's been quite a roller coaster, and I do not look forward to the editing, the rewrite...

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Posted by nsotzek on November 4, 2011 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

November, I believe, is the best month of the year. Not only is it my birthday month, but it's also National Novel Writing Month! This is the first year I can attempt it without being in school. That means I can write my novel without that nagging guilt that comes with ignoring research papers and other assignments. I'm keeping up with the word count so far, so that is a good sign. However, I am a rebel this year. What does that mean? It means I'm not starting...

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4 more chapters...

Posted by nsotzek on October 22, 2011 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

I was never used to writing actual chapters. I used to simply write and write and write, and then go back and decide where the chapter breaks go. Recently, I've changed my strategy and it seems to be working well.

With that being said, I plan on writing four more chapters....although I have the end of the book already written. Is that cheating?

And then comes the fun part: the re-write! As I've written each page, the characters evolve and do thing...

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