Hey there, the few Just Me readers!
I just wanted to pop in and tell you that as of today: May 16th 2013, I have officially finished Draft Six of Book One! :D Yes, there was a draft four and a draft five that were stretched out over my four months of college, but now Draft Six (which was completed in a month) is now done! It rocks the scale at 482 pages and 87,369 words! :D There are fifty eight chapters, but believe it or not, this book is shorter than the other drafts! 0_0 Part of Draft Five's purpose was to shorten the story, and Draft Six just took it a little bit further.
There are three parts to this story, and I just finished re-writing Part Three. The first two parts have been 'pulled fairly straight' (meaning I got most the tangles out of it), but the last part just wasn't doing it for me. It wasn't realistic, plus it was very long and boring. I thought that shortening it and making the action a little more life threatening really helped! Too bad I leave my readers with a huge cliff hanger, oh well...that's what we writers live for!
Now it's time to finally hand the book over to test readers. I have a few lined up for sure, so I'm very happy and grateful for that! I just need to get the MASSIVE amount of paper and ink to print this sucker! Once my test readers have given me their opinions of the story I will try and do some more editing based off of their compiled suggestions. Past that point, I'm not really sure what editing projects I will undertake. Perhaps it's time for a new and VERY important step?
God has really blessed me these past couple of days with my writing by helping me get my projects done WAY ahead of schedule, as well as providing me with inspiration and the answers to several problems! :D I'm trusting completely in him as I hand this work over, for the first time, to virgin eyes! I'm trusting that he will help me to fix any problems that may arise within my book and that he will bless the new road I'm traveling on!
Thanks so much to all of you who have stayed with this blog through the years, you mean the world to me!
Please, if you have any questions or comments let me know!
Your ever excited blogger,