Writing Update 2012-5

Guess what? Notice the progress bar over to the right? Go check it out.


Well, not really. The first draft of The Denouncer is done. I guess the real work has yet to begin, but it feels good to have that part finished.

I’m trying to be good, and let the novel fester for a while, but I find myself already picking at little bits and pieces. I know it needs a lot of picking. I know there are vast passages that need to be re-written, but I want it to sit for a while before I get back into it. I’m thinking I can hold back for about a week. Maybe two. It should be more like a year, but I’m an impatient bastard and want to publish the damn thing.

I’ve started to plot out the second (and last) book for this series. I suppose it can be called a duology? Anyway, this first book is told primarily from Andrés’ (my main protag) point of view, and the second book will be told from Lorena’s (the other main protag) point of view. I’ve come up with a great ending, so now all I have to do is get all the characters there in a timely fashion. It should work out.

While I’m hashing that out, I plan to start writing what will probably end up being my third novel, Dragon’s Jewel. That story is still ever-present in my mind and I can’t wait to start it. Maybe I’ll do that next week, too. (Joking, of course).

That’s it from me. Today, I plan to go do a little happy dance with my hubby and dog to celebrate this small milestone.

Happy Writing!

The dark and brooding version
The more benign version

12 thoughts on “Writing Update 2012-5

  1. Congratulations! That’s a major accomplishment. Good luck holding out a little while before you start your re-write. I know Stephen King’s book On Writing made a big deal about that… I’ve always struggled with it too. 🙂

    1. I’ve alreadys started, but stopped myself. I’ll see how long I can hold out. I read Mr. King’s book. I really like it, and he offered good advice. I will try.

      Thanks for stopping by.

    1. I like that image, too. The best part is that it is old and copyright free! And just feels right. If I go with the dark and brooding, I’ll probably mess with a bit. I don’t like what I did with the text, and I’m considering buying a new font for this…

      Thanks for the feedback.

  2. Congrats! I like both covers, and the dark and brooding one looks pretty eye-catching. Though, I also have a love for bats, so either is fine by me.

  3. Congratulations on the accomplishment!!! Nearly all of what I select to read from the library (if I’m unfamiliar with the author) is based on the cover—the title’s a close second. If I was walking past a shelf with the dark and brooding version sitting on it, I would grab it without hesitation!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and your comment. I just play around with covers. The reality is that my writing will probably never end up on a shelf anywhere. Well, maybe my own shelf!

      But nice to know you would pick it up. Cheers and thanks again.

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