So I finally finished my current project that I’ve stopped querying and rewrote it in about a year! Now that I’ve finally got it off my chest, I’ve started up a new WIP!
Since it still in the first stage I won’t give too much away! BUT! Just know that it’s heartfelt, magical, there’s lots of romance and dealing with loss. I’m SO excited to write this out! Stay tuned for more updates!!
This would technically be draft 7 of my story, not that I mind. In fact, I am glad it’s gone through the wringer so many times! This means that the story is becoming stronger more than I imagined! I have two more scenes and I’m FINISHED AFTER MONTHS OF REVISING!
I wanted to wait until today to scream about it when I wasn’t drunk on sleep, Haha. But a new Middle Grade idea hit me one day while revising. I’m not going to drop the while concept yet because, to be very honest, it’s still in it’s first stage.
But it has everything to do with brotherly love but this MAY change later on. This has be excited, though. I hope by the end of the month I’ve finished reviving my current WIP, I’ll can draft my story!
Can’t wait to start!
I don’t even know how to do that on here. I live on Twitter, it’s my virtual home, honestly.
But to keep on the topic, I’m just going to give a tiny update. I didn’t do any revising today. I’m not as disappointed as I thought I would be. I think its because it keeps my ideas flowing at a consistent level.
Hopefully tomorrow I can at least flesh out 1K – 2K words. I’m at the mid point of the book!
So… I’ve left my story unviewed from my very last post on here.
For the past couple of weeks, I’ve decided to give it yet another run through the wringer. I want to squeeze out any unnecessary things/parts in there. You know, information that just doesn’t need to be put in. Honestly, I dont even notice until it’s pointed out. I’m like “welp, back to the drawing board”.
I’ve also expanded a bit on my main character’s relationships with the characters. Especially those who play a very important role in her life.
For the most part, this seventh (or so) draft is going great! Though it’s a lot of work and time, I’m loving how it’s taking such a wonderful turn. There are even elements I never expected to happen!
I can’t wait to finish this revision and get started on the second book!
Or in my case ideas, at 3am where everyone is sound asleep and I’m forced to be alone with my thoughts. Usually, I’ll be at my computer all day, forgetting I have a life outside my little world and if I don’t take care of myself, I’ll starve (if my cats don’t harass me for scratches then I’d be a skeleton at my laptop).
I’ll dish out about 100 – 500 words per day, 700 on a good day, 1k on my best day every. But I tend to take it as slow as possible. I have an alarm on my phone every hour reminding to to get up, stretch and don’t forget I have a bathroom. I usually reserve the day time for small research and tackle the writing close to evening.
I would shut my laptop down after writing (or staring into the abyss) for an hour. I’d freshen myself up before I go to bed, do my reading ritual—to read a chapter or two a night. Then I go to sleep.
… and then my brain wakes me up about quarter to 3am screaming ideas at me and before I can grab up my phone and jot it down… it’s like it never existed. And they’re good ones too. Ones that may have made my story stronger.
It sucks because all my best ideas are in those vivid dreams I can never remember.