It’s Friday and I have a draft for Ethan and Ana’s novella! My second draft typically goes very faster, mostly just revising, bringing the writing up to par and checking on consistency. I really want to cut and tighten as well, getting it below 40K words if I can. But having the draft done feels pretty good right now. I even have a couple of title ideas too, and once I make a final decision, I’ll tackle the cover.
Then I can get backed to Savaged Dreams, get that revised and sent back to my editor, and then finish writing the second book, Savaged Vows (I currently have it about half-written). I’ve been working hard this year, but so far, there’s nothing for readers to see and I know that’s a disappointment. But I promise, I am writing! I’ve had a few unexpected roadblocks, including some chronic fatigue and aches that slowed me down, but I’m working on resolving that. And after all that, I’ll write the next Wing Slayer Hunter book, Primal Magic.
So that’s my happy for this Friday. What’s yours? And do you have any big plans for the weekend?
June 10th, 2016 at 9:45 am · Link
I hate you. Just sayin’….
You know that’s not true. I’m happy dancing for you! I’m within about 7500 words of The End, First Draft Style. I plan to get there by the end of tomorrow, Sunday morning at the latest. I know what chapters are needed, have some snippets to fill in, and then a really HARD edit. I’d like two days for that. I’ll settle for one. Must get off the internet and to work. More coffee…
Oh, and have a great weekend!
June 10th, 2016 at 10:21 am · Link
Crud…I’m so under caffeinated (woke up at 4 am and dozed off and on until I gave up at 7:15), did y’all get any rock-n-rolling from the earthquake?
June 10th, 2016 at 11:02 am · Link
Silve, thanks so much! The book still need work, the hump for me i sthe first draft which is a pretty full draft.
You will get there!
And YES the earthquake woke me out of a dead sleep just minutes after 1am. Not the best way to wake up.
Hope you can get this book done and get a breather!
June 10th, 2016 at 3:10 pm · Link
I wondered about you at 3:15 this morning when the news of the quake scrolled across my TV. You’re all okay though, right, no damage?
Wow, that’s fantastic news on the novella. You’ve been itching to get back to Savaged Dreams so you must be very happy :).
How’s your back doing today? I hope all itches are gone.
Not much happening here this weekend and I’m glad. Kind of tired.
Have a wonderful weekend :).
June 10th, 2016 at 4:59 pm · Link
Viki, we’re fine, no damage. Just a startling wake up call.
My back is healing well. Just some itching-burn and the vaseline helps. Thanks for asking!
Hope you can get some rest this weekend. Have a good one!
June 10th, 2016 at 8:24 pm · Link
Yay for getting that first draft finished! Go you! Personally, this reader can wait (well, I can’t wait, but you know what I mean) if it makes the stories better and it keeps you floating above the insanity threshold.
My happy for today was getting the new garden bed completed and the flowers I’d already bought planted. I see now that I need about 18 more annuals to finish, but I can do that over the weekend. I’ve also got editing work to do this weekend so I can finally get this book into my editor’s hands. It’s all good, baby.