Hi there. I’m late for the Wednesday Round of Words check in, but going to post an update anyway, since I didn’t get around to any author business on Easter, even posting to my blog.
I’ve had so much fun brainstorming about what my fantasy novel is missing! I have pages of new notes…now I’ll need to pick and choose between my ideas, and then this draft is going to get a major face-lift, with a lot of additional scenes. That’s great, because it’s short right now even though the story is big. That’s something some readers have criticized about my writing — that I tend to move through a plot really quickly. I know I can improve the pacing and amount of detail and backstory for my next draft of Queen Witch.
However, I’ve also realized that this isn’t going to be quick. I still believe I’ll have the book out by the end of the year, but my goal is no longer summer time. Lots of revision and writing new scenes, then back to an edit on paper, and then finalizing the manuscript and getting input from betas. It’s exciting, though. I put off writing this story for years, because I knew the idea could turn into an amazing book if I took my time with it. So I plan to continue taking my time with it. And of course I can’t prevent myself from working on other things, like my Children of the Sidhe paranormal romance novellas or my bright and shiny short story (or possibly novella) idea…which I will post on at a later date . 🙂
Today I have a two hour chunk of child care that won’t be devoted to the day job! Yippee!! My major project at the day job is done and extra hours over with for the time being. *Pats self on back*
So, today I go through my Queen Witch manuscript backward, writing a sentence or two about each scene and it’s place in the plot. I’m excited to see how far I can get today…wish me luck!
You know what I love about the ROW80 writing community? I know several of my writer friends are out there right now, brains humming with the writer bug, getting words on pages (be it pen and paper or electronic), crafting plots, creating characters and backstory…It’s good to know that while this is a largely solitary activity, it’s also one I share with many inspiring folks out there in the world. Have a good week, writer friends!