WIPpet Wednesday’s going to be brief this week. I’m going to share the last thing I wrote, which was the third book of the Bound trilogy. (WIPpet math: November = 11 = 1+1 = 2)
So… *twiddles thumbs*
I mean, this doesn’t mean I’m DONE. I have pages of notes on things I have to go back and change (in book three AND book two) because of the way the story evolved. I need to add a boatload of description, because my first drafts tend to be light on that. I need to trim conversations that took a while to get to the point, and shift some events around.
Actually, I hope I can cut quite a bit. This is the longest book in the trilogy by far. All good stuff, but we’re looking at over 125K words right now. Bound was 118.
But the story is there. More importantly, it’s a good story. It’s the conclusion of the tale I set out to tell four years ago, and it’s a satisfying one.
But this means I need new goals for my…
Finish drafting book 3 of Bound Trilogy
Post-beta edits on Torn
I have three weeks to get this done, give or take. There are notes from my wonderful early readers that I need to go over again and make changes based on, and then there are other things that need to change to better set up the events of book 3. This is kind of huge, but I know I can get it done. This isn’t the last round of edits. That will come after my actual editor gets his hands on it and
rips it to shreds comes back with his input on how to make it kick more ass. But this needs to get done.
Actually, that three weeks thing isn’t the whole truth. The fact is, I can have three weeks to do this, but I don’t want to use all of that time. Book 3 got me about 11,000 words into NaNoWriMo, which is super cool, but it’s not a win.
If I finish edits in time, I’m starting a new project to try to make it to 50,000.
It’s totally not going to happen, but I need SOMETHING to work on. And the something that my muse seems to have his happy-pants on over right now is the very messy gempunk thing I started and posted a while ago. This was a surprise to me, as I thought he was still vampire-happy, but we’ll see where it goes.
So there we go. If I finish these edits before the end of the month, my NaNoWriMo project will be that one with the working title Sparrowhawk & Son.
Not related to Bound in any way. New world. New characters.
How terrifying. 🙂