I have been advised to take a break from work as I get my head together. That means I have stopped working towards my goal with National Novel Writing Month’s goal tracker. I am quite sad about that, but I think it’s for the best right now, as I seem to be steering in the wrong direction with Eleanor. I need to step away, then come back to it with fresh eyes.
Okay, so I’ve abandoned any and all attempts at having a break, because it’s just not working. Instead, I’m placing all my thoughts, effort, and time into continuing my work on Wings of Malice, a young adult fantasy novel. I left Wings of Malice about a year ago after hitting a wall, but also, more … Continue reading Wings of Malice, comps, and Sade
Taking this “relaxing” week off (after finishing up Eleanor) is just not happening. I’m feeling a little empty not working those 14-18 hour days. So, I’ve been considering starting a new project, but I know I should stay Eleanor-focused. It will need more work, I know that. It’s just this bloody break. What should I … Continue reading Limbo and finding comp titles
Oh my god! Eleanor is DONE!!! I can’t believe it. 412 pages edited in 4 weeks! Boo yah! Maybe I should have posted a picture of a ‘The End’? Meh. Hang on… There we go 😛 It’s quite surreal. I never truly thought this day would come. I’m so used to self-sabotage that I … Continue reading Eleanor – You’re done!
These last two weeks have been so stressful. See, I have a terrible habit of setting myself impossible deadlines. I said to myself, “Self,” I said, “You can edit 400 pages in 4 weeks, easily!” And hey, I probably could have reached my weekly deadlines, if it weren’t for things getting in the way, such … Continue reading Eleanor update – end sort of still in sight
I am a quarter way through my final round of edits. And this time, I mean final! Eleanor has come such a long way in only 6 months. From a small seedling, an idea of a female surgeon in 19thC London (originally titled, A Victorian Surgeon), to novella (after reaching 50,000 words during National Novel Writing … Continue reading Eleanor update – end in sight
Well, I’m back from my trip to Melbourne! That was damn fun, and The Book of Mormon was hella funny. It was not as I expected. I thought the musical would be more like the South Park episode, “All About Mormons”. Not that that’s a complaint. The show was damn good, and I highly recommend … Continue reading Eleanor – Editing (and a trip to see the Mormons)
It is Day 11 (well, Day 12 by the time this is published) of my NaNoWriMo goal tracker. Goal tracker word count: 7,893 Goal tracker goal: 20,000 Total word count: 62,621 End goal: 74,728 Somehow I managed to reach my targets for this week. I have no idea how that happened. Between watching Gopher’s complete playthrough of … Continue reading Eleanor update – Week 2 of goal tracker
Last week I started a goal tracker with the National Novel Writing Month website, which is very exciting, at least to me. This NaNoWriMo tool will help me stick to my goal of completing my Eleanor manuscript by the end of February. So, while I completed the 50k goal in November, I did not finish a full draft. … Continue reading Eleanor update – Words, words, words
I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year (sorry it’s late). It’s been a difficult year in more ways than one, and I really hope that 2017 will bring us some good… because in all honesty, 2016 has been shit! I am however loath to admit that 2016 has been good to me in … Continue reading Happy New Year!