High Fantasy Draft:
I still have no title for the book I’m writing. But that’s okay.
I’m loving this story. It’s kind of fun, trying to write a YA high/traditional fantasy. I’m worried that my MC isn’t sounding teen enough, but it isn’t like she’s a contemporary teen. Her struggles will be the same, but I think I have a little room to play with the voice. So, yeah. We’ll see.
I’m in chapter 3 right now. I know, slow progress, right? But the thing is this book only has 15 planned chapters. (Thereabouts.) So, there’s wiggle room for adding chapters.
I’m writing this one longhand, off-computer. Which has its plusses and minuses. I’ve also decided not to type out what I write until I’m done with the book. Or when I’ve filled a notebook full of written material. I think I’ll make that final call when I get there. But I think I need to fill about 3 notebooks, minimum, to have the book at a decent word count when it’s done. Maybe four so there’s room for making cuts that will be needed.
This book is in “let it sit” mode. When I finish the first draft of the above book, I’ll return to revising this one. I had an excellent brainstorming session with a dear writer friend and now have some very good ideas for what to look at and change in the book.
It’s weird, but I think I’m kind of excited to attack this round of revisions.
How are your WiPs going?