Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The first draft of my third book is finished!!!

I am jumping for joy and praising the Lord!!

A few days ago, I completed the first draft of my third manuscript. The third book of the Shayia's Adventure series. (Still no title.)

I feel like I've been working on it forever.

Thank you, Lord, for being there every step of the way.

The manuscript has been set aside. In a few weeks or so, I will return to it and begin filling in missing pieces and doing some edits. But for now, I am just enjoying the feeling of seeing my project through its first stage. When you write that last sentence, there are so many emotions felt. I was sad, happy, empty, ecstatic...you name it.

I want to thank those that continue to pray and encourage me on my writing journey. You are a blessing.

To all writers – let's get some writing done today!!!

Blessings - Kimberli

Monday, April 02, 2012


So, you have an awesome story the Lord has given you to share with others. What next?

The first thing you need to do is outline the story or jump right in and go for it.

Once you've decided your method and your ready to begin, the most important thing to remember about the first draft is...WRITE FIRST - EDIT LATER.

There will be plenty of time for edits. Trust me.

On your first draft, allow the story to flow from the passion in your heart and become tangible. So many wonderful stories are abandoned because we allow ourselves to get distracted and begin editing our work as we go. We start changing and correcting things, and before we know it, the story's dead.

Please don't let this to happen to you.

I encourage you to ignore the editing monster and complete your first draft! You can do it!!!!

Happy writing!

Blessings - Kimberli