Friday, February 28, 2014

Final edits

Book 1 is written, and I'm printing it out chapter by chapter for final edits.  Once that's done, the book is done and will be available to publishers, etc.

I'd like to get an agent, so I don't have to worry about the selling part.  I HATE selling.  We'll see how that goes.

Regardless, it's almost done after quite the epic journey to get it there.

Book 2 should go significantly faster overall, after all the universe is well developed and doesn't have to be created from scratch.  Many of the characters now have depth and purpose. The setting is there.  Things like that take time to create, and so won't be as big of a time sink for book 2.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

So it grows...

I finished the original draft of the book, only to be told I need to start at an earlier point in time by one person and told not do that by another. Just to goof around I put together two earlier chapters and LOVED them, so I guess I'll be lengthening the book.  I have 5 chapters done, two nearly final and three still rough draft.  But I haven't done anything for two days after writing several thousand words a day (including editing) for a few days. It goes in spurts, I suppose.

The original book came in at 89,600 words.  The new book is sitting at 100,600 words.  So I'm guessing 110,000 words or so completed. 

I hope this weekend is highly productive.  It's the preferable way to be.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Has it really been...

three weeks since I posted an entry?  Holy cow time flies.

Here's what's going on.

Book 1 is in final revision.  I am printing two versions for submission, the difference is where the book starts.  One starts with Sarah Dayson losing her family, the other starts the night before the battle that sends her out of the galaxy. 

The chapters in the long version are a lot of fun.  It's not every day you get to write about people puking all over themselves.  But I'm undecided as to whether or not they're fluff yet.  We'll see.

I'll try to post more often, but it's easy to forget when you're trying to get every word you can into your stories.