Sunday, July 21, 2013


So happy!!! It's nice not having second thoughts about this novel. I'm a writing machine! I don't have much time to write these days between getting ready for a con, working hard on losing weight and trying not to go insane because of the high amount of stress due to not being able to find a job. I'm halfway done! Well, in less like my other novels, I go way past my "word goal". I say word goal lightly because I let the novel end itself. When it feels like it is all tying together in a smooth way, I know it's time to write that closing scene. With my first novel when I recently re-wrote it (A few years ago.) I wound up going from 50,000 to 100,000 words. I doubled it. I'm hoping that happens afterwards when I edit.

I've already decided that once I finish, which I am hoping will be before fall, I will take as long as I need to edit and allow someone (my fiance normally.) read over it to catch those little buggers I've overlooked. I've made the mistake in the past, thinking a quick edit would suffice after the novel is finished. This time I want to make sure I add everything I need before it is seen by any agent.

Once it has been read and edited I plan on writing up a first draft for a synopsis and a query letter. Once those have been re-written (I never use my first draft.) I plan on letting as many people as I can read over it, tell me what they like, what interests them and if they understand the plot. Once I'm pleased with what I hear I plan on finally sending them out to the first batch of agents. I'm doing things a bit differently and will only send out my query to about ten at a time so I remember who I sent it to and when I receive a reply.

I hope I can finish this novel before November so I can join the great fun that is known as National Novel Writing Month with a novel I've been wanting to re-write/finish. If I don't feel ready I may just write up a short story series for the month based off of fairy tales.

Lots to do. I'm really looking forward to the adventure that awaits once I finish this novel. I'm finally able to sit down and write without wanting to write a short story or switch novels. I think I found my want, no need to write. I'm enjoying every minute of it. I try to write at least one to two times a day. In the morning I don't have much time but even writing a few words helps. I write the mass of the novel at night when no one is making noise or is around to distract me. Just me and my furry babies, who would much rather sleep sprawled out behind me then bug me, luckily.

Tonight is just one major mark in my journey. I do have a long way to go. But at least I am able to still keep going. Writer's block is no longer an issue. I have broken down the wall blocking me from my love of storytelling. Hopefully this novel does well. It's a lot of fun to write. I've also noticed I'm making fewer mistakes which allows me to focus on improving my word use and allowing me to work harder at describing everything in detail.

But that's enough for now. I'm terribly tired, as it's already one in the morning. And I need to sleep before we head out to the beach in a few days. I'll update again once I reach 50k!


Post a Comment