Update Tuesday 1/8-1/14 — January 17, 2012

Update Tuesday 1/8-1/14

Hello again, friends!  How has another week gone by already?

On to the updates.

Woven is officially through the first round of edits. Now it’s time to dig in on revisions. I have lots of ideas and have gotten little tidbits of feedback that I need to address. Once that’s done it’ll be time to send this baby to betas for further input.

I’ve gone through title angst with this trilogy since the day I conceived of the idea.  First it was the titles of the individual books, which let me tell you I wavered on a lot.  Then I got the idea for the title of Woven and the other two books fell into place with their titles.  But I still struggled with the old series title.  Until the other night.  Seriously, some of my best ideas come in that almost-asleep or almost-awake state late at night or early in the morning.

The new series title for the trilogy is Heirs of the Seven Realms.  I’m smitten by the title so it’s going to stick around until an agent or editor tells me otherwise.  (Pipe dream, I realize, but still.)

Some stats on this second draft of the manuscript:

Words added from draft 1 to draft 2: 12,732
Total word count of draft 2: 68,005
Number of chapters: 21+epilogue
Body count: 1
Number of fairy tales woven into the world-building and/or narrative: 3

How are your WiPs going?

Also, I’ve started my very own Tumblr.  It’s titled “The Realms of My Imagination” and will largely be focused on the fantasy genre in various media.  I plan on posting there Monday-Wednesday-Friday as time allows.  Or whenever I am in the mood to procrastinate something.

Update Tuesday 12/11-1/7 — January 10, 2012

Update Tuesday 12/11-1/7

Wow.  That’s a lot of time to update on.

But, really it’s not.  Because I took much of December off from writing I came into 2012 feeling rejuvenated and ready to tackle a lot of creative stuff.

And boy did 2012 start off with a creative bang.  I don’t quite recall how far I’d gotten in my edits before I took my hiatus.  But I’m more than halfway through the first round of edits, taking my manuscript from draft 1.5 to 2.

But that’s not even the biggest flash of creativity that 2012 brought me.  I’ve been struggling of late to come up with a new title for this book.  It had the working title of Mirror, Mirror which I really wasn’t fully enamored with.  Well, I am happy to say I now have a title which quite tickles my fancy and really fits the book.

The new title is…



I’m still trying to come up with a better series title but that’s a concern for another day.  It’s not as critical as a good title for the first book was.  I’m hoping to finish up edits this week then I’ll be in need of finding a couple of betas before I edit the next draft.

I’m brewing up another project, working on the research and world-building.  This particular story has been hanging around the outer edges of my creative consciousness for a while and I think it’s finally time I try my hand at it.  I may fail horribly at getting the story out the way I envision it in my head, but that’s what a first draft is for, right?

How are your projects coming?

WiP Wednesday 9/4-9/10 — September 14, 2011

WiP Wednesday 9/4-9/10


Okay, first off, the WiP posts are changing.  These posts will now cover the calendar week previous to this rather than Wednesday-Tuesday following the last update.  That way, I can write (hopefully) all the week’s blog posts in one session and then move on.  This is aimed at streamlining the time I spend social networking and freeing time for writing and real life duties, such as gouging my eyes out, er, job hunting.

On to the updates.

Mirror, Mirror

So, yeah. I finished typing out everything that I had written.  That topped out at 31,230 words.  I won’t transcribe more until I’ve filled this second notebook.

I do still hope (*fingers crossed*) to finish this book by the end of day September 30.  Hope.

How are your WiPs going?