Working on Sylphline Realm – Royal Blood this week.
Finished the book!
My goal was around 90K words for this book, but as usual the writing of it was far different than what I thought it would be. In edits I add a lot of new scenes and information, as well as details. Details are scare when I write.Some writers overwrite and then have to cut. I am the opposite. I underwrite.
Typically in deep edits I will rework chapters and scenes to the point that the book that I start with is a completely different one than you see. Shockingly so. I rearranged a couple scenes in Blood By Night. The pacing was off, and shifting some around made it flow better. There was also a point where a chapter got the switcheroo and then once I read it through in the new place it was PERFECT because the storyline matched up so much better.
So while I write I don’t think much about word count other than as a placeholder. My brain will be like, okay, this is around the place that the story should be wrapped up and then the creative part of my brain screams, “cut!” Book done. 😀
Did not see that ending coming. Do I ever? lol I wrote the end of this book different. Some writers take us on a quick recap of what came after. The years that follow. This book told me to take it along that path so I’m going to have to make sure that in edits, I find all questions and answer them. Clear up all little tidbits that I left hanging.
So pleased to write END for this one. Only so I can start a new book! Yay! Now over the weekend I will work out details on my druid story featuring Anora. Try to get that going in two weeks. Thankfully being Friday, it means that next week will be the week for writing Witness to the Moon again. That gives me two weeks to outline or play with Anora’s story and get started.
I’ll have to make the pages for Crown of Ice and Royal Blood over the weekend too. I may complete the writing of Witness to the Moon next week as well. If I do, I’ll probably work oooonnnnn the second story in the Dynasty of Moirae series – Law of the Beast.
Will be finishing the inputting of edits for Daughter of the Red Planet today too so I’ll be going over the book and sending it off to Creech Enterprises next week.
I still have to fix my homepage, my books page, and work on my forum. I have a bunch to deal with this weekend and in the coming week. Let’s party!
Don’t forget to read the free preview of Blood By Night
Word count I started the day with: 75,986
Worked from 10:50 AM – 11:15 AM. Ended the day at: 77,397.
Total for the day: 1411 words
Current Book I’m Reading –
A Dance of Dragons by George R.R. Martin