Monday, December 17, 2012

Sick Leave

Just a quick note. I almost didn't even post, but since I might not be posting next week as well (since I'll be up North with some family), I figured I'd better let you guys know that I won't be posting for another two weeks.

I've been sick over the weekend and am still in the thick of it today, so much so that I think I'm going to pull a sick card and just taking it easy today and maybe tomorrow depending on how I feel.

I did finish editing the last 10 pages of my book last week, as well as proofread 50 pages, so I had a pretty awesome week. This week is looking to prove less so though due to sickness and the holidays coming up.

Hope everyone is doing well, both in health and with their writing goals, and hope you have a good Christmas.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Name Change

Name Change

So as you might notice, I’ve changed the title of my blog. Wanderlust has been my pseudonym for quite some time, but when it comes down to it, I want to make it as easy as possible for people to find me by my real name. Hence the name change.

Well this week has gone quite well (aside from one 3 pages edited day), and I’ve edited consistently 9 pages a day most of the week. In fact, I'm nearing the end of my book, and I’ve got some bad news: I really haven’t extended the book hardly at all.

This is mainly due to the fact that while I’ve added ten or so pages of content, I’ve also deleted about nine pages of text, so as for my plan to extend the book significantly, it's not going so hot currently. At least the total word count is over 50,000, which, by the way, is what most publishers are looking for. Anything between 50,000 to 100,000 words is considered a normal length novel by most publishers’ standards.

At any rate, I’ll soon be wrapping up my little four month marathon early. Admittedly, it looks as though I’m not going to get that glorious 365 pages that I was shooting for, but you’ve got to end a story where it should end. I don’t want to force anything unnecessary in there.

It’s been a great focus practice for me though, to write a book and have it edited within 2 ½ months is quite incredible compared to anything I’ve done before.