Last report wordcount + chapter count/scene count:
YA FANTASY FAIRY TALE RETELLING/PREQUEL: 65,273 words, 27 chapters + epilogue–first draft complete, about 15% through first revisions.
Current report WC + CC/ SC:
YA FANTASY FAIRY TALE RETELLING/PREQUEL: 67,323 words, 27 chapters + epilogue–first revisions done, off to beta, some subsequent revisions done.
WIP Issues This Month: I didn’t start my new project, but I’ve decided I’m going to focus solely on polishing this (and getting ready to query!) before I do anyway.
What I learned this month in writing: It’s weird to read something you wrote years ago and be like, “Yeah, I wrote that one word at a time….”
What distracted me this month while writing: Excuse the rambling of distractions this month… Nobody’s Lady (The Never Veil Book Two) released April 12th, and I’ve been happy to see so many readers enjoyed it. It was both my boyfriend’s and my birthday this month, and we had a nice time celebrating. Something’s been going on in my life that’s kind of extra stressful, but I’m coping. I’ve been busy with work and I finished reading/giving feedback for my best friend from 5th grade’s 150,000-word novel! I also started edits for my best friend/beta’s latest. My Wattpad novel (eventually releasing through Patchwork Press), Fall Far From the Tree, is going to be featured as of May 19th, yay! Also, I’m off to Book Con in Chicago next month! Anyone else going?
Plus, NOBODY’S GODDESS is only 99¢ for a limited time! It’s available on Kindle, Nook and Kobo at that price through the end of May (I think). This is the first time my book has been on sale.
Goal for next month: I want to start querying! I am so excited to query, you don’t even know! 😉 But I know I then have to go *quiet* now and not actually mention if/when I start querying. Plus, I have to finish polishing the book first. I’m not sure I’ll have time to start the new project with everything going on in my life, but maybe…
6 thoughts on “WIP Marathon 27”
Sounds like you’re super-busy. Have fun at Book Con! 🙂
Ha, yeah, I always seem to think I am. Thank you!
Aw, sorry to hear about the stress *hugs* Sounds like you’ve got tons going on. Wishing you all the best with querying and you don’t have to be complete quiet – you can always rant/vent/share/commiserate/celebrate with your writing buddies 😉
Aw, thank you! 😀 I feel dumb complaining about things when it’s not even that bad… Just time-consuming and a little anxiety-inducing.
Yay, Book Con!! I’m so excited for you! I so need to get up there for it one day. I bet it’s so much fun. Good work on finishing up revisions! You know you have a good project on your hands when you’re excited about querying. Haha. 😉 All the best wishes for it & Happy Belated Birthday! I hate that I missed your update last month. I have gone into hiding.
It is pretty amazing! 😀 It’s usually in NYC, and I attended last year, but I probably won’t be able to go in the future when it’s back in NYC. (I’m not even sure why it’s spending one year in a different city, but that worked out for me since I’m about an hour away.) I actually like the ALA show floor better (more book drops), but it’s still fun.
Or I’m just overly confident for no reason? XD I was excited about the last query round I did (two years ago now, wow!) and that fizzled. But I found that book a home on Wattpad anyway.
Thank you! No problem, I know we’re all busy! Last month I just finally finished the first draft.