Last report wordcount + chapter count/scene count:
YA FANTASY FAIRY TALE RETELLING/PREQUEL: 52,517 words, 20 chapters
Current report WC + CC/ SC:
YA FANTASY FAIRY TALE RETELLING/PREQUEL: 65,273 words, 27 chapters + epilogue–first draft complete, yay! About 15% through first revisions.
WIP Issues This Month: I managed to finish my draft a couple of weeks into March and then… I could not find time to write or edit at all for almost two weeks. I know you’re supposed to let a draft sit anyway, but there were some changes I wanted to make ASAP and I wouldn’t have minded starting on the next project. But taking a break wasn’t terrible.
What I learned this month in writing: I can finish a manuscript again! (Seriously, I haven’t done that since late 2014. I tried in late 2015 and shelved that one and before that I was mostly burnt out.)
What distracted me this month while writing: I was really busy with work. I also had a dozen or so interviews and guest posts to write for my upcoming blog tour. (NOBODY’S LADY is out April 12th!) I went to C2E2 for a day, which was nice, even if it was crowded. Normal stresses, etc.
Also, from March 29th through April 3rd, I’m going to be part of YASH again!
Goal for next month: I want to finish revising my fairy tale prequel and get it off to my beta! I might also start writing my next project, a NA romance I plotted a few months ago. I’ll try not to get distracted by book release fun! 😉 It feels a little different this time around, though, as only the people who really liked the first book would even care about its sequel, you know? I’m still working on trying to get people to read the first one!
6 thoughts on “WIP Marathon 26”
Congratulations on finishing your draft! 🙂 It’s tough not to get distracted by a new book release. I find sequel releases are a lot less crazy than the release of the first in a series, though!
Thanks! Definitely. I can’t win any new readers with this book… Unless they see it, think it’s awesome and decide to get the first book?
Congrats on finishing a draft! That’s huge!!
Hope the Scavenger hunt is tons of fun! And good luck with all things writerly in April 🙂
Thanks! Yes, definitely. 0-0 Especially since I hadn’t finished anything in a while!
Congrats on finishing your first draft in almost two years! It’s amazing how boosting accomplishing things after a while can be! And best of luck with your prequel too! I plan on also reading your book as soon as I’m done reading some of the ones that have been on my pile for a while! ❤
Thank you! Yes! I can’t believe I didn’t finish one before this. 0-0
Thanks! Aw, I’m so glad to hear! I appreciate you reading it. (No rush, though, as I know you’re crazy busy.) It’s 99 cents right now (ebook) if you haven’t bought it already!