Monday, July 13, 2009

3/4ths done!

I think that I'm about 3/4ths of the way done with my first draft! I'm kind of excited, even though I'm stuck at the moment (thus the blog update rather than the WIP). My characters are ready to rescue mom, one pair is already in love and the other pair, well, let's hope that things work out for them. I think I know how it ends, though that can change (hey, who knows, mom might not actually make it through--she is a sacrifice, after all. She may have to be sacrificed!).

Of course, a first draft is no where near a polished draft and there's still a ton of work to do on it before I even think about sending out query letters and committing my project to someone's slush pile. But that's where the fun starts.

Editing is one of my favorite things. Finding just the write word, making scenes flow, adding more details & imagery...I love it. I'm looking forward to it. In fact, one thing that I'm trying (considering this whole work is an experiment), is that I'm taking notes on things I want to change, rather than going ahead and changing them right then and there. I think that it'll work well because it's easy to get caught up in the fixing and harder to actually finish.

So, now that I've procrastinated a little, I think that I'll return to my WIP and see if I can't make some more forward progress!

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