Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Another Week-end Away

Just signed upr for a week-end conference. A murder mystery writer will be there along with an essayest and an author whose first book is being published this spring.

Again - looking forward to it. But I'm learning to have no expectations. I'm learning to just go with the flow. If nothing else happens than I get a full week-end in a private setting to write, then that will be great.

I'm anxious to finish this book. I just started it in November. Isn't that insane? But I don't know where it's going and I really want to see what happens. The book is set to encompass about a year in the hero/heroine's life. I've only done about six weeks. Lots more to do.

Of course, I don't plan on spending lots of time at 'school.' I'm hoping to get onto the battle to save the world. I've got about 18,000 words written over fourteen chapters. The chapters word count run around 1,100. To make this long enough for a full-fledged novel, I've got to get another 52,000 words. I think I can do that. But that will mean another forty-five or so chapters. Wow.

Sounds daunting, but I've already written an epic tale of over 500,000 words. It took seven years..... Can't do that again!

Definitely need to spend more than one week-end totally dedicated to the book!

Life is - interesting.

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