Thursday, July 28, 2011

WIP WIP WIP!

I added one of those word county bar things to the blog as I trudge along on my Ashfall WIP. Moving along at a pretty good pace now, and I'm hoping to finish the draft by the end of August. And I know, I know. 120k is long, but one thing I've learned about my writing over the years is that I draft long, and cut lots of excess words when I revise. Of course, I ended up adding a ton back in when I did my other revisions so...we'll see!

Besides, this new book is sci-fi/fantasy, and the world is quite complex. Right now, the story is shaping up from a single POV, but as things get more complex and the backstory of a number of secondary characters come into sharper focus, I'm considering adding more POVs (which was my original goal).

Which would make things longer. Of course. Good thing I'm not afraid to chop, chop, chop!

75k and counting.

Monday, July 18, 2011