Current location: Starbucks
Current WIP: AMOF
Word count: 74,306
Today’s WC goal: N/A
So…long time no see! I haven’t done a writing update here in quite a while, and since I last posted I have finished my “first” draft! I have a hard time calling it a true first draft because it has gone through many, MANY evolutions in the past year before being complete. But now, I have a completed manuscript and I am going through the process of self-editing.
At this point in my writing “career” I am pretty confident in my ability to self-edit. I have a clear idea of what I’m trying to fix and I feel as though it would get muddled and forgotten at the point in the process if I let someone else edit for me. We will see where I am at in the future, but for now I trust myself to catch a lot of key issues in my manuscript.
Also…you might have noticed that the name of my WIP has changed and that is because I have finally settled on a title that I am confident about. I’m only giving an acronym for now because it’s definitely a secret (shh!) and also because it may or may not change once I start querying. But for now, I will be calling my WIP/MS “AMOF” for now! Hopefully sometime in the near future you guys will get to see the name in it’s full form!
So far, I have edited about 9 full chapters, written my prologue, and also edited my prologue. When I was first writing this book, I hadn’t intended to write a prologue, but I am actually very happy with how it turned out and I’m glad to have written it after writing the entire novel first.
Wow. That’s just a great thing to say/write. I wrote an entire novel.
When I had initially finished my MS it was a little over 72k words and felt very complete in terms of story (though I would love to make it at least a duology at some point), but I did want to add a prologue and also a few other chapters earlier on of other POVs. It seemed to be missing some aspects of the story that multiple POVs give early on in the book, so I wanted to add that in for clarity.
Anyway, I feel like that’s about as much updating as I need to do in terms of my writing. I don’t want to give everything away! If you’re currently writing and/or editing, then I wish you luck!