Mid-March MUpdate.

I wanted all the words to start with M. No reason, it just amused me. Also is it just me or did the post layout switch sides? I swear everything used to be on my left o.O?

Anyway, how is War of the Sisters 1 doing, you ask? Not bad. I’m halfway (more or less) through reading through the hard copy and marking it up as I go along. A lot more red than I expected but I think I’m polishing it up real nice for everyone.

Everywhere I’ve written it down I’ve titled it ‘Out of Darkness’ so I’m thinking that’s the title I picked. I like it. (Two will be called ‘Out of Light’ unless I find something I like better.)

Camp NaNoWriMo is next month. My tentative goal is to finish the read-through of my hard copy by the end of March and begin typing/editing the electronic copy for Camp. As long as I stick with my chapter/two chapters per day read through I should be able to do that.

That is my whole update, but below the ‘read more’ line is the most recent version of my prologue if anyone wants to take a read. 🙂

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Second Draft? Done.

War of the Sisters, book 1, draft 2 is now done.

Starting words: 87,299

Ending Words: 82,489

I swear I had lost more than that, either that or I somehow gained more words overnight .-.

I know there is some stuff I’m going to need to add just based on the feedback I’ve gotten already but, my beta readers have it, and I will wait till they’re finished with it to start a third pass to clean up any plot holes, inconsistencies, whatnot. In the meantime, I’m going to rest, read, and learn.

Thanks for reading!

 

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Goals, Goals, Goals.

Not to be confused with girls, girls, girls.

Goals, it’s the first of the year and everyone is wanting to dream big. Myself included. I sat down to write out some yearly goals (I refuse to call them resolutions) and realized they are all nebulous things. “Finish WOTS” That is a goal, of sorts, but it’s along the same lines as setting a goal of “Lose Weight” or “Exercise More.” Both of those are good goals, but they aren’t workable goals.

I’ve been trying to make this more concrete for the past week and I have nothing. I’ve been rewriting chapters (nearly) every day, so I don’t really have to do much to improve there. I mean, of course, my writing can always improve but I can’t write more every day than every day. I’ve been giving chapters to my beta-reader and taking her advice on things that could be fleshed out or cut. (Mostly) (Hi, beta-reader.)

You know, I started this blog post with a point in mind and I sort of lost it. I may have gotten distracted by the TV. Happy New Year’s everyone.

Fixed one, broke another!

 

Well, fixed one chapter, broke another!

To fix my previous problem (duplicate chapters) I tore out the good parts of both, smooshed them together and moved it around. Now I’m missing a chapter elsewhere!

But that’s okay, I’d rather write a whole chapter from scratch than mix and match again!

I’m beginning to think writing was the easiest part of this book! (Compared to editing.)