Monthly Archives: October 2013

Today’s Scribbling: Signed, sealed, delivered

The Novel has now been collated into a single manuscript, had proper chapter titles applied, been counted at 63,213 words and has been sent off to a publisher. So that’s nice. Not expecting to hear anything for at least two months, but it’s done. Finished.

…tomorrow I go back to working on the second novel then. When I try to figure out what type of person steals emotions for a living.

Today’s Scribbling: Novel. Is. DONE!

Just under four years since I first started work on this thing. Just under ten months since I decided to pick it up again and turn it into something I could be proud of. And now, it’s done. Tomorrow, I compile it into a manuscript and send it off to a publisher. Then I probably get it back and send it off to another publisher. And so on. (Unless it comes in under 60,000 words, anyway, in which case I get to try and figure out where I can expand it. I have a seam where I can add another chapter, so that could work.)

But that’s all tomorrow’s problem. For today, the novel is done. Just in time to start the next one…

Today’s (and Yesterday’s) Scribbling: Novel Shenanigans

Yesterday I was travelling, but while sitting in the airport I sketched out a plan for the first 10% of the next novel. It’s not a historical crime novel, like the current one. I’m planning to do the first 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo, but I’m also planning to make this one a bit longer than the the first (which I think is at around 60,000 words at the minute). Today my brain is fried, so I edited chapter 25 of the first novel. I should be done with it in time to cleanse the palate and then get into NaNoWriMo. Fun!