First draft for NaNoWriMo, tentatively titled Beneath the Eye, is up to 16k words! Out of a goal of 50k for the entire month, I'm 1/3 of the way there and only 1/4 into the month. :D
Mostly on time! I'm at 12,000 words on my WIP, which is a record, compared to what I've usually accomplished. Probably a bit of a mess, but definitely a good framework for my next novel!
NaNoWriMo in 2 days, and I've completed and published The Leavers!!! Working on a concept for next month's attempt at completing a novel-length WIP in the entire month of November. :O Wish me luck!
Updating my print books' sizes and formatting inside (they're now available in both 6x9" and 5x8" sizes) and decided to fix up Watership's cover at the same time!
A vast improvement, IMO.
The Leavers is nearing a close!! Editing is almost done--just have the end to wrap up, and it's ready for publication!
Though I may need to put it on the backburner for next month (and it's probably a good idea for maximum inspiration for the last few scenes and climax) as I will, for the first time, be taking part in NaNoWriMo....ie, writing a novel in the one month of November!
Got the near-to last comments and critiques from my beta readers, and I'm about halfway through edits on The Leavers! It's a grind but it's good to see the story actually finally taking shape. I'm excited to publish it even more now, especially with the new cover.
When the first chapter's beta edits come in and you try not to cry/give up on writing altogether!
It's harsh but the book wouldn't be perfect without honest critiques. It's definitely a process! :)
The Leavers is finally done and sent to my beta readers!
Now to work on my next draft while waiting on their responses...
60,000 words into The Leavers! The last few scenes are left; probably another 10-20,000 words (I'm hoping) to wrap it up and I'm off to write the blurb, finish the cover, and send it off to beta readers!
Jenna Whittaker is a fantasy and science fiction author who is on the long journey to be published!