Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Final Week

So it has come down to the final week, well 5 days. And I am surprising moving along rather well. Now that all the wedding stuff is out of the way I can actually concentrate on working. When I can get myself motivated that is!

I actually finished typing up all that I had previously hand-written! I was pretty stoked when I came to that last page and realized I didn't have to lean over my notebook and type, hoping that I would transcribe it properly. And the stress of revising while I typed is over, too. It is really hard to revise a revision as you are going along. But I did it!

I also managed to get in another chapter tonight. And it has a really important scene in it that I (currently) really like how it turned out. Of course this is all subject to change as I go in for revision number dos. But I'm not going to worry about that right now. I'm going to rejoice in the fact that I only have 44 pages of original manuscript left to revise and then I have to figure out how to get it uploaded to the site that allows me a proof copy of my FIRST NOVEL EVER!!! (that warrants a lot more exclamation points, but I'm trying to be modest)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Looming Deadline

So I've been rolling merrily along working on my revisions when I get a chance but not putting in a whole lot of effort. (Shame on me) I figured I would really dig in after all the wedding festivies for my friend. I have until the end of June to get it done. No big rush, right? WRONG!! The deadline is June 1 not 30. Talk about a freak out! Once I regained composure I set out a schedule and as long as I stick to it I should be done by May 28.

I spent an hour last night typing up some stuff that I had hand written and tonight I'm shooting for 2 hours of work. I'm hoping to have everything that's hand written already done by Saturday. That will put me a little over halfway, and back in the writing mindset. I should be able to whip out the ending in no time. That is if there are no major changes to my plot.

I do have some research to do before that... I'm not really sure hbow to kill a demon and that's essential to the climax. And I'm hoping the knowledge will help me figure out a way to write a fight scene, as that is definitely not my strongg point.