Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Writerly Wednesday

If you've followed the blog for a while, you know I used to do Work in Progress Wednesdays. Obviously I don't do that anymore. I would, however, like to get back to talking about books and writing and all things publishing so I think I'll dedicate Wednesdays to that. Not to say that I'll have reviews every other day of the week or anything, but who knows?

So that's that.

I'm excited to tell you all that I've jumped back on the revisions horse and am going to start Draft 4, Chapter 4 today. Hopefully I'll get quite a bit done. It's amazing how easy it was for me to just pick back up with Taryn in The Sandman's Apprentice. I got 2 chapters done yesterday, putting me about 4,300 words into this draft; if I keep it up I should be done in no time and can move on to the more nit-picky things like word choice and sentence structure. And then, my dear friends, I can ship it off to be read and start something NEW. Which I'm dying to do because half-formed ideas keep coming to me and I'm trying really, really hard not to develop them into something real. *sigh*

In reading related news, I read Divergent on Monday. I sat down with it and read it all in about 7 hours (It's nearly 500 pages of totally fantastic characters and wonderful writing.). Expect a glowing review sometime next week. And go check out Veronica Roth if you haven't already, because she's literally made of awesome. I've also started my first Sarah Dessen novel (Just Listen)so we'll see how that goes. Oh! and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is out now. WANT.

Alright, your turn: spill. Made any great writing/editing progress? Waiting for any particular books to come out? Reading anything you think is brilliant?


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You've made some great progress! I'm in between ideas at the moment. Got any you can share?

Amanda J. said...

I'm trying! Haha. And I had a new idea last night, but I don't know that you'd want it. It was about a girl who has visions of her past lives. I don't know much more about it than that, but I suspect some past evil is going to come back to haunt her. I also really want to write a ghost story, possibly from the POV of the ghost with the catch that they don't know they're a ghost and can't remember how they died. I'm always happy to bounce around ideas if you want. :)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I'm envious of your progress. I did get my book up on Kindle finally. Working on Smashwords edition now.
My daughter loved Divergent and I really liked it too.


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