Wednesday, March 4, 2009

WIP Wednesday - Ed.2

My goal was to finish up Chapter 10 and start 11 last week. I'm happy to say I even FINISHED chapter 11 this week. At the end of chapter 12, I hit the black moment. I thought it would be at the end of 11, but my characters had other plans...Now I have to figure out what happens in the beginning and middle of Chapter 12 to get to the end I already have in mind. And it's going to be so sad to write it...

I even sent out a couple of e-queries to see what kind of response I would get. I only sent out 3 and got one rejection almost immediately. But hey, that's one rejection closer to an acceptance right? I know if I continue as determined as I am now, I will do it one day. I might be 70 but at least I'll be able to say I'm a published author and I'll die a happy lady.

40000 / 75000 words. 53% done!

I'm standing around 40,000 words out of what I hope to be around a 75K book. Being at the black moment by 45K words probably isn't a good sign but that's something I can go back and fix during revisions. My crit partners have already helped me immensely and I've got some great suggestions on where to lengthen, where to shorten and where to trash and write over! ;oD

My goals for this week is to write chapter 12. I'm afraid to write it at the moment because I don't really know how to get to the ending, as I mentioned earlier. So it's probably going to be like pulling teeth!

Stay tuned next week!


Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Oooh, I am excited to see how this progresses! Great attitude too on the rejection - just keeping working and you'll get there!

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

Great progress. Sometime I find the characters directing what is going to happen next as I write. I always thought it was weird when I heard people talking about the characters taking over. Now I know what they mean. :) Good luck with Chapter 12.
My WIP Wednesday post is here

Stephanie said...

I love hearing about the book and how it's coming along. It's always something I've wanted to do, but when I've tried, it's just not for me. I'm so excited! Can I get a signed copy??

OHmommy said...

Wow... great progress I am so proud of you. What a wonderful thing you are doing!