That was no longer happening with Lodestar. I’m at roughly 12K-13K words. I honestly have no idea how I’ll stretch that book out to being 75K, like I envision.
So it’s being tabled. Not necessarily permanently, but still. I’m going to finish Oracles Promise. That is my goal. I’ve been working on this book for 7 years or so at this point. These characters are a part of me and they’re more enjoyable to write.
Take, for example, Saturday. It was the second day I’d gone back to work on it. I sat down to write, and almost before I knew it two hours had passed and 1600+ words had ended up on the page. It was like magic. I didn’t struggle with the words. They just came out and things flowed. It was a beautiful thing.
With Lodestar, it was sometimes a challenge to even get a sentence written in a day. Now, if I’m struggling so much as a writer my readers are certainly going to struggle, right? So, I’m putting it away for now.
I’ve officially reached past the halfway point in my book, percentage-wise. And I think I’m a little over half done with the storyline for the first book. I’ve got good outlines for the next two books so I think I’ll be okay as far as foreshadowing goes. We’ll see what happens. I may write the draft of book two while I let Oracles Promise sit and simmer. Maybe even the final book in the trilogy. Just so that I can then map everything out start to finish and make sure I’ve got all my ducks in a row.
But school will likely get in the way of these plans. We’ll see what happens. I have registered for classes. I’m looking anxiously forward to an entirely different college experience from my last two. This time around I’ll be taking photography, drawing, 2D design, and learning the intricate workings of InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. And then a random health class thrown in. It’ll be interesting.
And maybe someday I’ll be able to sketch my own characters. I can dream, right?
In other news, the wonderful Deb over at Ranch Girl Ramblings has generously gifted me with another award.