Birth of a Novel–February 2012

Last week was crazy busy with family visiting on top of normal hectic life, BUT my writing took an upswing. Not necessarily in word count though.

The Sleeper–I now have a finished first draft of a short story for my Write 1 Sub 1 submission for February (I’m doing the monthy challenge). Now I need to revise/edit, send to crit partners and then revise and send. Current word count: 1567 (no word count goal in mind).

Faerie Wings–Most of the work on this WIP was plotting as opposed to actual writing, but I’m liking the new direction of things. I also continued researching co-dependency and checking to see how it’s fitting into the overall story. Current word count: 32,451 (reworked a scene, cut, added part of another scene)

Perhaps the most exciting news from last week is the official start of Eleena of the Stars. She now has research and plotting notes added to her Scrivener file, a morph thing photo, and the first scene of the book written. This story is going to take a long time to write, but I’m excited about it so it will be what I write when I just can’t force myself to work on Faerie Wings. Current word count: 671. There will be a snippet of this posted for a blog fest in February.

How is your writing going?
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About charitybradford

Science fiction and fantasy writer and blogger. My first novel is now available--The Magic Wakes (WiDo Publishing, 2013)

Posted on January 30, 2012, in Birth of a Novel, Eleena's Tale, Faerie Wings. Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.

  1. Sounds like you're doing great. My writing is coming along nicely. Except for a short that has got to be written today for an anthology deadline. Yikes Back to work.

  2. You are keeping busy! Good luck with all your projects. I'm finding family commitments are taking up a lot of my time at the moment, but I am working on short stories for my Creative Writing Course.

  3. Awesome forward progress! THE TENNOVA JOB is in a rewrite/revise phase and my goal is to add another 20 – 25K words.I've got an 18k word start on its sequel THE WATCHTOWER.

  4. Great job on your progress. I'm still trying to fight my cold, but I did get some writing done over the weekend, so I was happy with that. Have a great weekend!

  5. Good stuff! Sometimes progress isn't just about word count.

  6. You made lots of progress. I wish I had. LOL.

  7. Wow, you are so busy busy! Congrats on all the constant progress!

  8. Great work!My writing's going slower than a turtle, but that's okay. I knew this would happen. 😉

  9. Sounds like you've been working hard. I finished a short story last week and need to polish this week before starting on the edit of the second book in the Persephone Campbell series.

  10. Great progress made on your various writing fronts. That is awesome.My writing is slow but stteady. Taking it a day at a time.

  11. *sneaking in, tippy-toe**lights come on. ACK*Oh, uh, HI.Sorry. It's been a while. Great job on Faerie Wings. Cant wait to read it.*hangs head*

  12. Sounds like you're doing great. Writing isn't always about the word count, especially during the editing phase. I'm doing pretty good, mostly editing and rewriting, but I'm kind of longing for some first draft fun 🙂

  13. Congrats on meeting your W1S1 goals for January. It looks like you've been making great progress on other writing projects as well. I hope you manage to keep up your momentum 🙂

  14. Congratulations on W1W1!!And good luck with your writing 🙂

  15. Congratulations on your progress, and for making your W1S1 goal. I'd like to use Scrivner for my next novel too.

  16. I hope you met your deadline!

  17. Awesome! I think I'm going to like working on two projects at once too.

  18. I'd love to take a creative writing course. Four kids and one income makes that a bit tough though. Enjoy if for me! I'll be watching your blog for tips.

  19. I hope your cold is gone. It sucks when they hit on the weekend!

  20. Growing babies is work enough. LOL

  21. Awe, Huntress you've always been here for me, no need to hang your head. I hope you like the changes in FW. Ry still isn't as strong as I know you'd like, but at least there's a reason for that now.

  22. LOVE Scrivner. It makes getting organized so easy. My favorite part is the split screen. I can pull up an inspirational picture and write with it right there.

  23. Hah. I have a novel-in-progress titled /The Sleeper/. Small world, eh? Just stopping by to say congrats on meeting your January W1S1 goals! 🙂

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