Tuesday, November 30, 2010

End of November

November is always the busiest month in my year and this year has been no exception.
I once more had visitors - this time our lovely friends Julie & Chevy; my university exam was in November and I wrote my 50 000 word novel.
Yes, I did it - Book Two of my trilogy is complete - well it still needs editing, but a full draft is finished. I have renamed the series - it is now called The Guild Chronicles:
Book One - written last year is 'The Creators'
Book Two - written this year is 'The Destructors'
and Book Three still to be written is called The . . . . '
You will have to wait and see :)
My university results were also great - I got a distinction for my American Literature course, so am thrilled. Next year I am studying Gothic Literature and hopefully also Jane Austen depending on the time-table.
Thank you to my friends and family who have supported me throughout the month of writing - it is addictive, time consuming, wonderful and exciting.
Now I need to edit and publish them both. 2011 is going to be my year - I am hoping to have them published and available to order through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other sites. So hang in there. Keep reminding me to edit and get going with this project.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the USA. We have so much to be thankful for.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Word Update

Middle of the month and not quite at the middle of my target.

I have however, reached 20 173 words - that is really great considering I did not writing between the 4th & the 11th of November. Also in just 4 days I have written 7616 words so I am on track to be able to finish.

I need just under 2000 words per day - a little more than I am writing at present, but feel as though I can achieve this.

I am up to Chapter 16 and feel that the characters are developing nicely. At times the plot feels a little slow, but will fix that up in the editing in December. I also think it might be because I have been haphazard in my writing.

The interesting part is that this year I feel more pressured, I now have a readership who want a finished product and also they have a standar - Book One - for me to live up to. Wow, who can believe it, but here I am discussing my second book. 2011, I will certainly try and Edit both books properly and hopefully get book three written, although it may have to wait until nanowrimo 2011. There is nothing like a deadline to force one to work at writing.

Sorry about the lack of postings etc on Vesta - exams, visitors and writing and just hectic, busy, family life have got in the way.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Writing has started

Nearly 11 000 words so far and 9 chapters. It is such a wonderful feeling to be in control of something in life. In this case it is my 'Creators' World and all the characters. Unlike reality where I am at the whim of everything around me, with my writing I can control it all. Well that is until the characters take on a life of their own and dominate their story.

I am also in the process of writing up study notes for my exam next week - boring - can't wait for it to be finished, so that I can get back to my writing.

Will keep you all updated.