Last week I hit over 20k. About 22 to be exact. It was nice. Then over the weekend I split up the chapters so instead of having 7 I now have 14. I think. I haven’t written in a couple of days. Still not quite sure what’s going to happen next and I don’t want to push myself into a corner that I can’t get out of and give up. This is the most I’ve written of a novel, ever. So I’m pretty proud of myself. But now I’m tired. So even though it’s not even 11 yet, I may just go to bed.
I’m so close! Chapter 6 is done and now it’s onto chapter 7. Still unsure if I will be breaking the chapters up a bit more or not but I think I’ll keep it the way it is for now, back to work I go!
So I wasn’t satisfied with my cover. Thought it was just cheesy and even though, if the heavens shine down on me to get a deal out of this, I know this won’t be the final cover. I tried again. I found a site that offers free pictures as long as you credit the photographer so here is my new cover.
I think its WAY more awesome.
Fiddling, that’s what I have been doing. The desire to right is put off my the eye pain. I’ve had allergic conjunctivitis and I thought that I was doing okay, buuuuuuuuuuuut no. I wasn’t. Apparently when you go without your drops for a few days cause you think you don’t need them they say “Ohh no, bitch.” and hurt. No fun, but I did fiddle a cover. Not going to be the end product because these are images and brushes from the net that don’t belong to me but I thought the end result looked kind of cool. So here it is…
That’s really all I’ve done. Chapter 5 is finished but that’s really about it. I think I’ll be breaking the chapters I have now up more, the scenes are long enough that it could work.
I don’t have any followers, but really I don’t know if I want to have any. Posted my links up anyway. No bites. Whatevs. I’m tired, it’s almost midnight and I have work. I think I’m just going to go to bed.
So I let my husband read what I have so far. He liked it. Thought it was better than the previous novel I was working on, he said he couldn’t say more cause he didn’t know where I was going. I suppose that made me realize that I could take this anywhere. Not that I didn’t know that before but I suppose what I’m trying to say is that it’s not predictable in the first four chapters. He’s good and knowing what’s going to happen next. If he can’t see where its going than that means I can still surprise a reader.
In the shower, as good ideas often happen, I figured out the best ending ever. Now I just have to figure out the middle. I have ideas. Bringing in a new character who will be central to the ending.
Honesly I just want to finish a novel so I can actually start editing. I mean really editing. Going over each scene or chapter. Fine tuning things. Adding or subtracting things. Getting it in the best shape I can.
I don’t know how I will do it but I feel good about this one. Really good.
And that’s more than I can ask for in anything I work on…
Last night I hit over 12k in words. I’m going to be starting chapter 5. I ended up changing the start of chapter 1 and adding a prologue. I went ahead and posted it on authonomy anyway. AW had a thread to post the first 3 sentences so I posted the prologue’s first 3 and it was received well. Someone tried telling me to change the whole thing but a majority that said anything said it was fine as is. That made me happy.
Going back to my old rp site gave me some inspiration on things and I did some mini edits on what I had, I think it’s going well enough for a first draft.
Just going to keep at it and see how it goes,
So I’m going to be starting Chapter 4 and I’ve already hit 9k in words. I think my other book was more wordy but I can’t be sure. I don’t want to compare anything.
I have decided that I will be taking more elements from my old RP site plot. I think it would be good, it was a great plot and ran for awhile. Now I use those basics to form something else. Hopefully something good.
Again my goal is to write the whole book with only focusing on typos, and I can correct the rest later. As long as the story doesn’t fall flat I think I could really do it this time. Confidence is always a big factor. I did a ‘scary’ scene and I dunno if it was scary enough. I don’t really do horror but that’s the best genre for this.
I always labelled my RP site as a Paranormal/Supernatural Horror site. So that’s pretty much what this is going to be. Lots of liberties are going to be taken with what is possible and what isn’t I can only hope that it will work well. I think the worse part was that I deleted a lot of things from my site because I was going to ‘re-do’ it as something else so I’m hoping I can find the material again.
For now I’m just going to on my memory and I can iron the rest out later….onto the next!