Jan. 17th, 2014 09:56 pm
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Since I am patiently waiting for a response from the publisher (because they're swamped), I have taken the liberty of getting started on the sequel to my currently *top secret* novel. In some ways, it's still in early planning, but it many other ways, there are several plot and worldbuilding things I've already constructed that I had planned since around the middle of the first novel (including some things that won't even happen until the third novel... currently planned to be a trilogy with a possible fourth, but the third already has a definitive "end").

The weird thing is when writing the sequel turns out to be harder than the original. Might just need to get back into the swing of things, but it could be because I wanted to make the original somewhat self-contained. You know, because cliffhangers are so overdone. I know what I want to do with this next project, but the meat of what I'm trying to achieve is still thousands upon thousands upon thousands of words away.


Dec. 5th, 2013 06:01 pm
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On January 21st, I started the path down a road many travel, but not nearly as many make it to the end.

On November 29th, I officially penned the final word of my novel.

Throughout the course of the eleven months (mostly as a result of procrastination), I had been constantly revising the manuscript, improving on continuity errors, character development, and the overall flow of the story. I feel that I have gotten it to the point of submission and, after having written up the synopsis (which ended up being a little easier than I thought), I decided to submit it to the publisher I've had my eye on.

And I did. Today. 123,000 (or more specifically, 10,000 of that number) words, submitted to the publisher, and now I get to nervously await their response. Don't know what will become of it, but I am looking forward to it.

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It's annoying when you put your birthday into a form and you accidentally put the month as the day. By the way, that birthday of mine is today!

Don't know what I'm doing today, but I'm excited.


I've been working on the last chapter of my novel, as well as a two page synopsis (that thing that most dread). Hopefully it won't be too hard.
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5,000 words left roughly to write for my first novel. As I go along this last (or second-to-last) chapter, I've been going back and forth fixing plot inconsistencies, and it definitely added some much needed depth to one of my characters. But, time races on, and that last word is so close I can feel it.
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110000 Words

It seems that my motivation to finish this has skyrocketed. Just ten thousand more to go (give or take a few thousand) and we will have a finished first draft. I already feel like celebrating, but I'll continue to reserve that for when I pen the final word.


Sep. 13th, 2013 06:13 pm
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What? You mean there's still 20,000 words to go? 

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

Sorry, I'll stop raging now.

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It's amazing how much life can distract you from what you really want to do. Over a month has passed and I've only managed 5,000 measly words. I can see the end though, and it's all starting to come together. Too much of my life has gone into this already to give up now.


Jul. 16th, 2013 02:46 pm
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90,000 Words

That took forever.

30,000 words (approx.) to go.
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A full month since my last post, and I've still yet to hit the 90,000 milestone. Clearly I need to invest more time into this thing or it's never going to get done, and I've put too much work into this to give up now. There's still a lot more to write, and stories that want to be told.


Jun. 6th, 2013 12:45 pm
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Life, please complete my novel for me. :frustration:

But seriously, the writing process; it's something.


Jun. 1st, 2013 07:44 pm
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Because I can.



May. 20th, 2013 02:53 pm
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70,000 words now on my manuscript -- almost there! Or was...

90,000 words was my goal, but as I've gotten closer to reaching that goal, I've begun to wonder if I can get everything in that word count. So, I've considered raising the artificial limit from 90,000 words to 120,000 words. Whether or not I will even hit that is to be determined, but now I have a little more room to get everything that I feel would have had to have been significantly cut to fit the initial goal, which makes it a little less stressful.

Of course, being that this is the workings of my first novel, I am aware that a higher word count may not be the best thing, but... I'll let the publishers deal with it. Unless they all simply won't take my novel at that length, then I will cut back. :shrug:


May. 4th, 2013 09:03 pm
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 Oh hey, another post on a blog that nobody reads yet... Discouraging? Not in the least.

Just about hit 60,000 on my manuscript. Still a bit slow moving in the actual writing process, but as long as I have time to reflect on it (which I do), I will persist.


Finishing up The Death of the Necromancer and all I have to say is that I love it!


Apr. 22nd, 2013 04:07 pm
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 Have had to slow down on writing. Several life things coming up and preventing me from getting a good amount of writing time every day. But it's all well, now.


I've finally gotten around to reading the first book in Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time, and am enjoying it immensely so far.


I'm also in the middle of reading The Death of the Necromancer by my new favorite author, Martha Wells. I am very fascinated by Wells' worldbuilding. I've made some pieces of music for her Books of the Raksura, as seen here under the Art section.


Apr. 5th, 2013 12:01 pm
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 50000 WORDS

Getting ever closer to my goal of 90,000 words for my WIP MS. Now if I could just stop procrastinating, as I should be at least 5,000 words ahead of this by now... Oh well.


Mar. 15th, 2013 10:09 pm
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Thanks to perseverance and NOT procrastination, I've about hit the halfway mark for my W.I.P. Manuscript.

40,000 Words

Within the next few months, I should have it completed, and then I can get to the excruciating fun part: editing.


And I now crosspost my LiveJournal with DreamWidth, so that's cool.


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