I went on vacation and my wife insisted I not touch my laptop or do any writing. So, that’s what happened. I am back. This is my first update. Some things did happen, like I got an idea for another book, and I made some notes for it (many notes and chapters in fact) in Google Keep on my phone. It’s amazing what you can do with your thumbs as far as writing in a pinch.
I’ll get caught up this week. I also did a Twitter contest last week and got an agent like (hurrah), so will be sending a query soon. I’ll update on that too. Not sure if I’ll name the agent. We’ll see what happens. Onward and all that.
Introduced more characters. One of them I love and one I don’t. Aha! And words are dropping like flies.
Word count yesterday: 124,218
Word count today: 124, 044
More easy work today. Had a bit of tricky dialogue that needed to be redone. But otherwise, there were only some pesky grammatical issues I found. The second part of the chapter, Aubrey’s part, had some subtle things happening. Kind of interesting, really. Maybe I’m getting interested in simply reading, rather than revising. Is that a good sign though? Hmm.
Word count yesterday: 124,374
Word count today: 124, 218
Not as much to update. Some middling work, but got through Chapter Seven. Introduced a couple of new characters (obvious from the chapter title). And the word count keeps going down!
Word count yesterday: 124,426
Word count today: 124, 374
Started Part Two today, and the beginning of Act Two. Got through Chapter Six:
- Waketee and Hanlon Caravan
Page count is going down! I think there will be some fantastic opportunities for pruning in these upcoming chapters, even if it’s bit by by, a hundred or so at a time.
Word count yesterday: 124,535
Word count today: 124, 426
Sunday. Grilled, hung out with my son. Ready to get back into routine tomorrow.
Drove my daughter to Cape May, NJ. That was a long drive and back. I hope people realize I’m a good dad. Thought a lot about the story and how I want the characters to evolve in Act Two.