Monday, August 18, 2014

Earth Reader first draft is done!

Well, Earth Reader is done.

Now the editing begins.

Took me 16 months to finish. It is 224 pages and 55,359 words as is, right now.  When I finish 1st edit who knows what it will be. Of course, I edited as I went along too. Can't help that. But now I have to go through the whole book and look for consistancy as well.

All I got to do now is get it published. I want to go the self-pub way, but with the way emergencies keep coming up to take my money...I'm tapped out again. I swear as soon as I get enough to rub together something happens.  Anyway, I plan to publish one way or another before the year is out.

I've started on the next book Fire. Fire Walker to be exact. I had already started the first page of it during JANO and won 2nd place for best first sentence with it. It needed tightening up and I added a few lines. So I'll be working on it and editing Earth. Can't sit still; ADD to the attack. :)

The third book will be either air or water. If it's air, I plan to call it Wind Talker. But I don't have a name for Water. Do you have any ideas?  If you do, please comment.

That's the status for now. One book done, editing to go. And another book started with 2 more to go after that. Maybe more. I got an Idea for a fifth book perculating.

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Earth Book Status

Well, I just finished chapter 16.  I've killed the bad guy off and sent the heroine to the hotel. And you all know what happens in hotels (LOL).

Sex and Murder.

Anyway, Chapter 17 has one of them and a little surprise to it so...

Chapter 18 will close up the case and send the protags on their way. So Chapter 18 is the last chapter and I'll officially be finished with my first draft of my book. Of course then comes the editing.

Once I'm finished I'm sending the first three chapters to someone to look over. I had already sent them the first chapter ages ago and made changes.  I edit as I go. I guarentee that for every line I have, I wrote three and changed it until it was only one. I don't like to babble on when it comes to my book so I try to cut down on how much I write. In doing that though I take out a lot of stuff that others may want to know. But I hate being too wordy. I'm not a literary fiction writer!  I like short and sweet.

Anyway, I'm almost done. Just two chapters and I'm done!

Oh, I sold two of my T-shirts with the book's cover on them. One of the aides that comes here at my highrise to take Blood Pressure readings saw my shirt and liked it.  She bought two.  I gave away another one as a door prize and I have another person thinking about buying one. Once I get my book published, I may use the rest as table/door prizes of my own as promotion.

So two chapters to go. YES> YES