Wednesday, March 27, 2013
I have taken a break on revisions lately to do some more research -- more on that later. But as part of this, I decided to try out some 1920s drinks and figure out a favorite drink for my main character, Ruby. In my rough drafts I have her ordering gin and tonics all the time, but I knew I wanted her to be drinking something with a little more pizzazz.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
It took until Saturday (instead of just Friday), but I finally did finish that last scene, finishing the first draft for once and for all. Now I'm revising again -- not the third novel (the one I just finished), but the first one. (The second installment, if you will remember, is a novella I realized I had room for between Pandora's Box and the one I just finished, the title of which I have yet to release.)
Friday, March 8, 2013
On Wednesday I added nearly a thousand words to my novel, finishing the "missing chapter" and bringing my total word count to 102,193 (I've also updated the progress bar in the sidebar). It was a nice feeling after not working on the novel for so long, and means that I am almost ready to start my major revisions and rewriting for Pandora's Box (I want to get this done before Camp NaNoWriMo starts in April).
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
When I say in my sidebar that my novels are powered by NaNoWriMo, I'm not kidding! I wrote the bulk of the first novel during NaNo 2011, the next (now the third) during Camp NaNoWriMo 2012 and NaNo 2012, and I will be writing the second installment in the series, which I believe will be a novella, during Camp NaNo in April and perhaps July (depending on what I get done in April).