Friday, November 21, 2014

First Draft of RESONANCE is Complete

August 26, 2014 -- November 20, 2014

86 days. 300+ hours

126,106 words

250 MS Word pages

RESONANCE is finished.

Now I know those numbers aren't impressive as my 10-day, 140-hour, 151k-word writing sprint back in January 2013 that produced the first draft of Embassy....

....but it's still pretty good.

Now I get to chill for a few weeks. Let my brain unwind. See this with fresh eyes sometime in mid-late December and tackle the beast top-to-bottom. I plan to use a different, more efficient editing method than I used to work on Embassy. Whereas I dug through Embassy front-to-back for multiple drafts, picking out every little thing every time, I'm gonna let some things slide and focus on content for the second and third drafts.

Reason being, I know of a few places where as changed my mind about things a chapter later, or I wasn't satisfied with a section, or I blatantly skimmed through a scene because I couldn't think how to develop it at the time.

But no worries! That's what revisions are for :D

I'm excited to put Resonance out in the world...sometime. I'm planning for an early 2016 release date, (holy cow it's already 2015???), so we'll see how that goes.

So while I'm working on Resonance, you should go ahead and purchase a copy of EMBASSY to prepare for the sequel!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The 90k Milestone in RESONANCE and other news

I hit 90k yesterday and it was okay so I had to say, "Hey, what a day to hit 90k. What a way to finish the day."

Well, can't say I didn't try to make a snazzy rhyme on a dime that time.

I'm past 90k now (almost to 93k, actually) and I'm closing in on the final pages of Resonance. My heart is starting to go knowing that I'll be finished in a matter of 2-3 weeks.

In other news, several book blogs are reviewing Embassy in the upcoming weeks! If you haven't already, grab your copy at Amazon, Smashwords, or the Book Depository! Links are in the sidebar to the right! Things are heating up!