Sunday, July 12, 2009

Back in the Saddle Again

Well, I have missed you. Don't know if you've missed me. I fell off the wagon after going to visit my sister, and got squat done in two weeks. I have rededicated myself, and I got 7 pages tonight. I am still aiming for 4 pages minimum a day. I am a lot closer to the end than I thought - I've already started writing the climax. However, there are 2 plot lines I've sorta let trail off... so there are a few more scenes to write and add in. Because of that, I can't say how much longer before I am "done" with the first draft. I hope to finish book II sometime around the middle of August at the very very latest. Then start editing book I (because I can't wait to edit that first chapter, God that thing is utter crap!) including writing up the chapter bits for doing a synopsis on book I and book II. I suck at those, and they will be needed for query time. Sigh. That should help me get ready for writing book III. Maybe I will even send book I off for beta? Maybe...

I've also signed up for nanowrimo! I'm not sure what to do... try and make myself write 3000 words a day... or just aim for the 50,000 and write bare a well padded outline of the first draft. I'm terrible at just going full steam ahead. I am always going back and fixing and adding. 

Oh well. That is where I am. I hope I haven't lost all my followers with my long silence. I thank you all for your kind words... when I actually give you something to comment on! 

12 comments:

  1. *hugs* Glad you are back in the saddle and writing again.

    Diana

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  2. Welcome back sweetie!

    *Hugs, hungs, kisses, licks, nibbles*

    Adam

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  3. You're back on track. Nano is a great way to get those words out, too. I haven't decided if I'll do it this year or not...

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  4. Holy cow - 5 comments... I must have been missed! Thank you all for your encouragement!

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  5. Maybe I should join NaNoWriMo! Glad to see you back in the blogging thing.

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  6. Glad to see you back! I missed your smiling face. :-)

    Way to go on all those pages! Good stuff! But, isn't it a little early to be thinking about Nano??

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  7. Hey spam! Thanks for commenting!

    CR - not really, cuz I gotta get this book done and book I edited in time to start book III in November. I need to keep the goals goin', ya know?

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  8. Hmm, I wonder if I can be ready to start for Nano ...

    Welcome back!

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  9. Wait... I'm so confused! Why are you apologizing?

    And my email is the one that I have listed for MSN.

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