Wednesday, February 27, 2013

And then....

I was going through some of my older posts and found it quite amusing that I thought I would be done by now. This being my first real book, I just had absolutely nothing to go on for that estimate. At least I wasn't THAT far off.

I finished Chapter 17 on Sunday, and things are wrapping up and falling into place. I expect there will be only two more big chapters, (I'm not counting any epilogue in this, nor do I have one planned at the moment) and then the edits and rewrites will begin. Wee!

Now, I will admit that I have done SOME editing when I've run into a brick wall and needed to get my thoughts back together. I will also admit that there are some scenes written already for Book 2 and even Book 3. It's the rewrites that scare me. I have no idea what to expect as far as how long this will take, or how difficult it will be. I will keep plodding along though, and get one quick edit on the whole thing to catch any outlandishly glaring mistakes, then I'll update the manuscript on Smashwords. The book will remain a free download until after I get around to finishing my big edit and I'm fully satisfied that I have crossed all my T's and dotted all my I's.


I have no idea what I'm going to do after that... Sorry. Whatever I decide, I'll keep recording my journey here so everyone can keep tabs.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

An Unnamed Trilogy

I am very happy to report 2 very exciting things.

First, I had LASIK eye surgery last Saturday, and things are now WONDERFUL! I have suffered from severe myopia for most of my life, and to be able to wake up and see is absolutely amazing.

However, this did slow down my writing for a couple days, hopefully understandably so. I do believe I have found a way to catch up though. I have a trial of a voice-to-text program that allowed me to get 3000 words down on Sunday night in about an hour. It's incredible! I'm not sure how well this is going to help, because I spent all day yesterday editing those 3000 words, but hey, it's something!

My second bit of exciting news it that my "Unnamed Trilogy" now has a name. After months of scribbled on napkins, deliberation, and drawing names from the proverbial hat, I am very, very happy to unveil the name of my very first trilogy as; (drumroll please!)

The Phoenix Curse

I really do hope you found that as exciting as I did. There is just a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction once things are decided upon and finalized. It's just one thing less to worry about, and now I can focus on finishing these last few chapters.

Ali needs me now, so expect another update soon.