Saturday, May 8, 2010

Bloginfestation and WIP Report

I am really feeling the blog fest craziness. I don't think I've posted a "normal" entry in a long time. Life is truckin' along, keeping me busy, but I love the blogfests. I want to support my new blog buddies, so I sign up. Well, May has a blog fest every other day it seems. I guess I need to say no. *sigh* That's a hard one. They are just so much fun, and some really challenge me to step out of my comfort zone. Others I chicken out of *cough* bad girl *cough*...what were we talking about?

Revisions are coming along nicely. When I started this round, my word count hovered around 87,000 words. Over the last month I cut down to 84,000. Now I've reached the point that I am adding a few things for clarification or to tie down dangling plot lines. (Luckily only 2 of those that I know of). I've crept back up to 85,000 and think I'll stay pretty close to this area. I'm deep into chapter 23, rushing towards the climax. These chapters are quite long and I'm wondering if I need to break them up some more.

All in all, I feel like I have made a lot of progress since February. Some days I work on it a lot, other days not at all. I'm still in love with my idea and my characters. I can look at the old version, compare it to the new version and feel the success from hard work and perseverance. I'm getting really excited. Really excited, which scares me.