Sunday, July 14, 2013

Summer Journal 2013 - Entry #6

It's another beautiful day out, so this is going to be an 'in-a-nutshell' update.

This week I sent my editor the list of correction for the pre-galley of This Feels Like Home. By midday she had written back indicating the corrections had been addressed and she was sending the mss to production! Which is just very fun, since it puts us that much closer to publication.

I actually made it to a writers' meeting this past week, too. It's been way, way too long since I've been to my local RWA chapter meeting, and it was nice to get out and mingle with other writers. It was especially nice to catch up with my favorite writing buddy, Morgan Mandel!

I'm up to about 16,000 words on my WIP. At first, I was thinking it would be about a 20,000 word novella, but I'm thinking, based on what I have and what still needs to be written, it's going to be a bit longer with that. The good thing about a novella is it won't matter. I don't think I'll get up to 65,000, which is what I need for a full-length to go to print, but it's nice knowing I have room to write and explore my characters and story as much as I need to. Right now I feel like I have a lot of scenes, but really need to check the flow and make sure the story is actually moving forward and not too disconnected.

I had some definite muse moments this week where I scribbled notes in the dark in the middle of the night so I wouldn't forget what was spinning in my head come morning light. It's always nice to have that jumping off spot when I start writing for the day.

Still on my to-be-done list are those promotional items. I know my coupons and sale expiration dates are looming every closer, so I really need to get a move-on with that.

But for now, in my little corner of the writing world, that's that!

Until next time,

Happy Reading!

Debra
www.debrastjohnromance.com

2 comments:

Chris Verstraete said...

Right behind you. I'm at 10,000 on mine....

Morgan Mandel said...

Debra,
It was really nice seeing you as well last Monday!

Sounds like you're moving forward at a good speed on your WIP.

I'm trying to get my edits for Blessing or Curse anthology and also as separate short stories done, but life intrusions lately have been getting in the way. Funny how that sort of thing can happen!

Morgan Mandel