Tonight I finished my current Work in Progress (WIP). Yes, I’m bouncing! There is nothing like FINISHING something!
At the same time, I’m also sad. Now I must edit. Erg 0_o Sometimes I like editing, sometimes it frustrates me. However I’m going to plow through this one, because I’m very excited to start my next book, which will either be the sequel to this one, or an Echo book. Maybe I’ll do both. I’m good at multitasking 😀
This WIP I started out writing at full speed…and then puttered out. Last night I discovered where I had gone wrong…I followed one path instead of another. After writing like crazy for hours last night and today I finally fixed the problem and the end was there.
One of my main issues was LOVE. I’m a romantic. It sneaks itself into my books without me knowing. Unfortunately, THIS book isn’t all about romance. It is a young adult (YA) focusing (at least in this first book) on friendship and family. Love is still present, just not in the forms I usually use, or at least to the extent I use them in.
When I finally got THAT mess sorted out I realized there was so much more to say, so much more building of the relationships in the book I would not be able to put everything plot-wise into one little book. I do this a lot too. The first book I wrote and finished was 180k. When I eventually looked into publishing I quickly saw THAT wasn’t going to fly. So.. chop.. into two books it went. Of course now that I’ve done this with my Aro book, and have so many more words I can use I am deliriously happy- I can write and say everything which needs to be said now. I love it when that happens!
Cheers and big hugs to all of my friends who have supported me while I wrote this one. I’m off to celebrate.. and edit.