Tuesday, August 23, 2011

MIA But Finished My Novel....YAY!

I apologize for taking a hiatus, but I think it was necessary to finish my novel. Yes, I am at least done writing and when it was all set and done, I even added another chapter. So where am I now with "the book", the way I refer to it to family and friends, editing and more editing and editing some more...lol!

When I started writing "the book", I was in uncharted territory having never finished a book before, but I was determined to get the story out of my head and on paper. I promise you half way through "the book," I felt like I owed it to the characters, my friends, and family that have read every chapter along the way to finish! Now, I am already hearing the dreaded words, "When will you finish the second one?!"

OMG...Lord help me! :)

As many writers already know, which I am just learning, my work is not over. It is just the beginning as I edit and edit some more. I still plan to self-publish and I am hopeful to still get this book out the door by the end of the year if not sooner. I have a date in mind, but dare not say!

I hope all goes well with editing, so I can finally share the story with the e-publishing world and the title, which I am keeping under-wraps for now as well. I can tell you that I loved writing the story and the characters, but what writer doesn't say that about their work?

In addition, when it was all said and done, my final draft before editing was a little over 100,000 words and I never thought that I could write so much and create a world and characters that I have fallen in love with.

I hope to share the book title and the release date soon!

Cheers!! :)

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