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WIPMarathon Report #3

Last report wordcount + chapter count/scene count: 47,969 words and 20 chapters

Current report WC + CC/ SC: 51,128 words and 21 1/2 chapters

WIP Issues This Month: This looks terrible, like I hardly did anything at all this month, right? (And last month I was beating myself up for making MORE progress.) But I’m actually in a good place, writing-wise. Aside from one unfortunate week I couldn’t manage to do any fiction work, I was REALLY busy with my first post-sale revisions for NOBODY’S GODDESS. I deleted and added a few thousand words to that manuscript, shifted things around and read the entire thing once and am working on reading it again and incorporating more changes. My deadline is April 30th and I’m well on track. So even though I didn’t get much work done on THE NEVER VEIL #2, I at least got past the 50,000 word milestone!

Four things I learned this month in writing:  1. You can never “forget” to write.

2. Editing never really ends. (Well, I hear it does when the book is in print, but you know…)

3. Fantasizing about fiction writing as a full-time job doesn’t help any, ha.

4. I can juggle many, many fiction projects at once.

What distracted me this month while writing: Being busy at work and life, as usual. It was my birthday, and that was fun. I went to C2E2 in Chicago yesterday! And on April 11th, I co-hosted a release party for THE SOUL HEALER, which was super fun. (I want to do one next year for mine!)

I haven’t had as much time to devote to it this month, but I’ve also been busy… querying for an agent. Since I’m planning to try to enter some Pitch Contests soon and it’s been a bit, I think I can say that publicly this time! (This was what was bumming me out last month.) I’ll miss my last agent and appreciate everything he did for me, but we had to part ways for reasons beyond my control.

Goal for next month: Since I’ll be passing the baton on NOBODY’S GODDESS edits to my editor, I can get back to focusing on trying to finish the first draft of THE NEVER VEIL #2! I hope I do! I mean, I haven’t gotten as many words done per month as I’d like, but I think I’m close. Then I plan to set it aside before I edit (because I think it’ll need a bit of work) and work on finishing the draft of my NaNoWriMo project I burnt out on. I’ve been feeling the need to go back and finish that.

Last 200 words: Can’t because it’s a sequel.

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YA author of THE NEVER VEIL SERIES (NOBODY'S GODDESS, NOBODY'S LADY, NOBODY'S PAWN), FALL FAR FROM THE TREE, BALLAD OF THE BEANSTALK, JOSIE'S COAT, and DROWNED SILENCE.

9 thoughts on “WIPMarathon Report #3

  1. Congrats on crossing the 50K mark! Wanted to really do that this month but couldn’t.
    Glad you’re in time with your edits, can’t wait for your book to get published!

    Awww and good luck with your querying this time. Hope it works out well forever and ever.

    Happy writing next month!

    1. Ha, but you got so many words down! I got like 4000. But still, I’m making good progress!

      Thanks! Sometimes setbacks can be really depressing, but we have to keep faith things will work out somehow!

      You too!

  2. Sorry to hear about your agent. I hope it doesn’t take long to land another one. Sounds like you still got a lot done this month with everything you had going on. I’m hoping to enter some Pitch Contests this summer if I can get done in time.

    Cheers to finishing up this draft of Book 2! ^_^

    1. Thanks! It’s a bummer, but it happens in this business. At least I had a project (my WIPMarathon one form last summer!) ready to shop! Good luck to you in the pitch contests–hope you can participate!

      Thanks–I hope I get it done! 😉

  3. I’m impressed by your ability to juggle multiple projects. It’s something I cannot do. I get too consumed by a single project and battle to work on anything else even if it’s writing one and editing another. Wish I could multitask.

    Congrats on being on track with edits! I’m on track too but still kinda stressed out about my approaching deadline.

    Wishing you all good writerly things for May!

    1. I used to think I couldn’t do it, either, but it feels like if I don’t try, I’ll never get things done!

      Good luck to you too! You can do it! 😀 Remember these are only our first revisions. Of course they should be polished, but we have a few more chances to fix things!

  4. I’m sorry to hear about your agent situation, but you sound like you’re moving forward! And appearances can be deceiving — some months where it looks like I accomplished little, numbers-wise, were the best months. Best wishes for May!

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