Friday, December 4, 2009

And now... Back to Dreamshapers!

Lol, I've always wanted to say that in my special announcer voice. Win.

So after successfully completing my sci-fi novel I'm returning to my old friend, Dreamshapers. I've been reading through the first draft and I think I finally found the weak point that was causing me to fall apart. I was missing Lambent early on! I guess some distance was a good thing (Thanks Rad) and now I can get back into it.

I'm actually outlining this time too. I think the Dream World needs it. I was just running around before, which was helpful because now I understand it better, but having gone through once I'm ready to actually plan it out this time around.

Hopefully the next time I post I'll be on my way. :)

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Novel First Draft! COMPLETE!

So it's a day past NaNo and I've finally brought the first draft of my novel to an end. 60,549 words. Wow I was right about how much more it would be past 50. That's almost exactly 10K.

This is the first time I've ever completed something like this. I can't tell you what it means to me personally. It's a milestone I'll never forget. I've completely fallen head over heels for these characters who've become so close to me and told me their innermost secrets.

It needs a major re-write of course, but the heart of it is there and it's beating good and loud. It's even ended and left room for another if I really wanted to. OMG Space Ninjas next. :) It could totally happen next year, NaNo, next year! What do you say? I think I'll just worry about getting this one done first, lol. What do you say NaNo? Sounds good to you, you say. Congratulations, author. You've done it.

This is a day I'll never forget. :) Now I have to go save it in a billion places and send it out to my peeps - and get some feedback for draft number two! And what's next Joanie?

Holy crap do I need some sleep. I'm with Rad on this one. One bed, please. Kthnxnight.