I FINISHED MY NOVEL! It came in at 67,166 words so I didn’t meet my goal of 70,000 words but this is just the first draft. I know during my edit, I’ll have to add a lot of explanations and feelings to scenes since I didn’t spend a lot of time doing that originally. I … Continue reading I FINISHED!
I am at 64,000 words out of 70,000 words! The novel is almost complete both plot wise and word wise. It’s amazing how on the nose I got it. Originally when I started out this adventure I was thinking You’ve got to get the story at 80,000 words for it to be a proper length. … Continue reading So Close To The End!
It’s been a while. I was on family vacation from July 1st to July 9th. I didn’t do any writing during the entire trip. I brought my laptop because I intended to write one or two nights while on vacation but I enjoyed myself too much. Woot woot! Last week I did minimal writing. I … Continue reading Only 20,000 More Words To Go!
As of last night, my novel is 29,000 words. That means I’m 6,000 words away from being halfway finished! That’s awesome because I literally started writing this story June 21st and it has been 1 week + 2 days and I’m already almost halfway done. !!! I can definitely write this novel by July 27th. … Continue reading Almost Halfway Finished!
Status update on my challenge! The whole “complete a book by the end of July” challenge. First off, I’d like to elaborate a little more about this whole situation. About a week ago I signed up to attend a webinar hosted by a literary agent. Cost me USD$90 for a 90 minute session about selling … Continue reading Status Update
I am unreliable as a writer. Okay so firstly, I have unfortunately received all rejections for my queries. I will say one woman wrote a nice rejection. It was personalized, not your standard “I have no time to write a rejection so here’s a form rejection.” She stated “You have effectively captured the nature of … Continue reading Unreliable Writer
So I’ve submitted my query letter to a few agents. This is in reference to my young adult story I’ve talked about in a couple of past posts. I texted my fiancé this morning saying how I’m 43% “I’ve got this; it’s in the bag.” and 57% “This is hell; how am I ever going … Continue reading Query Letters Submitted
As you know, I’ve been editing my young adult story in preparation for submitting it to literary agents. I’ve been enjoying it a lot so far. I like the story, I like the characters, I like their interactions with each other (even when they’re being annoying; it makes them feel more realistic to me). Obviously … Continue reading Don’t Edit Tired
... two days later. Since receiving my sign with turkeys and Hakuna Matata [read here], I have printed out my full manuscript for my young adult story. I edited the first 57 pages by Wednesday night and I wanted to keep the momentum going. I also think I’m subconsciously stalling with the query letter because … Continue reading Still Going Strong…
May 22nd 2017 I have been asking for days for a sign if writing was my calling/if I was cut out to be a writer. I kept seeing turkeys but I didn't know what they meant. They had split meanings according to the internet. It either meant "be grateful for … Continue reading When You Ask For A Sign…