Sunday, July 27, 2008

Novel Number 8

I definitely made progress yesterday...I didn't realize I had written so much until halfway through the day and I decided I wasn't stopping until I made a major breakthrough. 10K at least. I wrote 10,058, bringing me up to 36,930- more than 1/2 way to my goal.

After I finally get this one done, I'm going to take a break from actual writing until November when I do NaNo- Instead I'm going to start doing revisions on my completed first drafts.

It's time. I know. My mom keeps telling me I need to get stuff out there since I've gotten so much done in the past two years. She wants to see me published before she's gone from this world. Not that she's at death's door, but she believes in me and my writing and said it would be a shame if she never gets to see me in print. LOL Gotta love her for that!

So, once this current WIP is finished, I'm going to use the 3 months between now and NaNoWriMo to work through them and get them polished. Not even sure what novel I'll work on for NaNo this year, yet. Possibly the first novel of the next 4 book set, based on the 4 brothers of the hero in my current. I've lined out their names, occupations, the ideas for the heroines for each of I might get started on them with NaNo...which would pick up shortly after the end of the one I'm working on at the moment. Readers would get to see the hero and heroine in this one again in the first book, at least, of the new series. I still have a lot of other ideas, but they aren't begging to be written just yet, though I might do the sequel to my paranormal historical, based on the cousin of the heroine in the first book.

Not sure yet. Anyway...I need to get some writing done today..Not even 2 weeks into writing this one and more than 1/2 there, so I best get my booty in gear.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Day #3 Writing

I got 3,832 words written yesterday, even with roofers overhead! Yay Me! I'm almost done with Chapter 3 and feel like I'm getting to know my characters better and better, just moving right along.

In fact, I've got another 2500 to go and I'll reach the first "milestone" word count- 10K. That's pretty cool.

Well, I'm off to write and make my milestone today!

Happy Writing!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Novel Number 8- On Its Way

Last night I finally got started on #8. I had started it a day or two before, but last night I finished chapter 1 and I'm about 1/2 way through chapter two. I went from a 508 starting word count to 3,667 when I finished up last night.

That gave me a great start, though today the roofers showed up, so here's hoping I get something done while they're overhead banging on the ceiling! LOL

Off to "try" to get some writing done. Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

July Already

I can't hardly fathom that we're more than half way through this year. In less than a month my stepson will be starting 4th grade and my daughter will be starting kindergarten. It's surreal. A love/hate relationship for me. I'm eager for quiet days spent writing and getting things straightened up around the house without children underfoot, but at the same time, I dread the idea of sending my daughter out into the big big world without me.

I spent a week up in my hometown with my family and spending time with friends. It was a nice break in routine, but sad when I had to come back home. Still miss my hometown and being close to my family and friends.

To take my mind off of it, the past day or so I've been brainstorming ideas for novel #8, figuring out a bit of back story as well as thinking through scenes I'd like to see play out once I get started. Though the back story plays a minimal role, it's still stuff I need to know while I'm writing.

So right now I'm in the "fleshing" mode. Fleshing out my story, digging up the bones, getting to know my characters and getting in their heads and knowing what's in their hearts. I'm molding and shaping, modeling them. It feels really good, especially having a week's break between the last one and this one. I feel ready to start this one and these characters haven't been screaming in my ear, but they have been lurking on the edges of my mind a lot the past few days, whispering things I didn't know about them and their story.

So, that's where I'm at now. Working and delving into this new one and it makes me happy to know this one is stepping up to the plate, ready to be written soon.

Have a great day and happy writing!