Author Archives: seandgolden

About seandgolden

Husband, father, author

Editing underway

Well, it has been for a while really.  But now I’m starting to get feedback from my alpha readers. Some of it is structural (for example, somehow I managed to get a scene out of sequence) some of it is … Continue reading

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First draft done.

I am ready to call this first draft finished. I’ve gone through the entire story, beginning to end, and it reads like a story. I still will have to do some edits, and I’m only now starting to get some … Continue reading

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First chunk out to beta readers

Well, I’ve sent a few scenes out sort of randomly over the past several months, but in some cases those scenes have been revised or even deleted. This is the first time I’ve sent out what I expect to be … Continue reading

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Mopping up

Hit the keyboard pretty hard this weekend. Wrapped up the major final battle scene. I’ve got some “aftermath” stuff to complete, and a LOT of edits, but the story is basically done. Now it’s time to whip it into shape … Continue reading

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Getting close to the end

I just wish I could manage to spend more time writing. Things at work took a very difficult twist a month ago, and my time, effort and spirit has been focused primarily on dealing with that difficulty, not on my … Continue reading

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Still churning on Mountain Home

Crossed the 75K threshold today. Some good stuff in the last five thousand words. Or I think so anyway. Time will tell. Feeling pretty good about finishing this.

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Still going

Over 70K words now. That’s starting to feel like a novel. I’m starting the wrapup, I’ve pulled the different story lines together, threw a couple more curves at the reader, and am now setting up the final climactic events that … Continue reading

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Still moving along

Been difficult lately to find time to write. This weekend I have to drive to and from Denver from Arkansas, so that’s going to be pretty much nothing but driving. I’m going to try to use my voice recorder to … Continue reading

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Fun writing

I’m currently in that situation where I love writing. I’m having fun putting onto paper what is coming out of my head. This is a taste, I think, of what writers mean when they say a story “writes itself.” Right … Continue reading

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Moving right along

Yeah, I stayed up too late. Again. But that’s when I can get some writing done. Things are really coming together. All the different story threads are coming together nicely, and in a way that I think will catch the … Continue reading

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