In gearing up for my next project, I've been brainstorming what I'm going to research, how I'm going to research it, and in what format I want to share that research here. Because it's going to be all magical girls, all the time, it'll be a lot of fun - I'm planning to binge watch… Continue reading Research
I.E.: the brief reprieve that comes between large projects. It's an interesting time when you've just finished one big project, but you can't quite start the next one. Part of this is because I've come to learn that when I need to query, I can't be focused on another story. I've tried that before and… Continue reading Stasis
Is the final draft done yet?: YES Current page count: 209/209 Shots of whiskey: 1 Current problems with the manuscript: there's probably something left to fix in the beginning or middle or what have you but it's small and inconsequential and what I'm trying to say is THIS IS DONE AAAH *FLAILING INTENSIFIES* It's… Continue reading WIP Check-in: DONE DONE DONE
Is the final draft done yet?: NO Current page count: 200/209 Shots of whiskey: 2.5 Current problems with the manuscript: I AM A LITTLE TIPSY AND OVERWHELMED WITH TODAY'S REVELATIONS Almost there! I think most of the worst of the editing is done! It's just line edits and tweaks from here on out!!
I wrote the last word of the first draft this morning. It felt... oddly anticlimactic. But it's done. Every scene is in there, from the very beginning to the very end. Unlike draft zero, which was basically a 130 page outline. This is cleaner, more polished. Almost - but not quite - there. I have… Continue reading First Draft = Done!
I'm calling it. I have 83k words on draft zero of my new WIP and it's time to stop, regroup, and begin the rewrite. I didn't finish the story - unless you count "rocks fall, everybody dies" - but so much needs to be changed - has changed - since I started it that the… Continue reading WIP Update