Saturday, October 29, 2011
Author: Mandie Baxter
So...I did it! I FINALLY got the the end of my WIP Dream Weaver (still a working title). It needs revisions, but who cares, it says THE END! And it feels good. I was hoping to finish it days ago, but life, rather allergies, got in the way. Went to bed at 9 last night because my eyes were so bad I couldn't keep them open. Then I woke up around 2:30 and couldn't go back to sleep after trying to for an hour. I played around on my iPhone for a bit, but then thought "what the heck. No better time to write." So I did. Right now it sits just over 57K. I hope to add 3000 to 4000 more words (well, maybe more because I'm sure I'll end up deleting a bunch too). I'm aiming for around 60K.
Next plan is to read a book I've been recommended, "Self-Editing for Fiction Writers". Then I'll get to revisions. I also won a 50 page critique from an editor/author over the summer and should hear back from that at the beginning of November. That will come in handy (though I've already made changes to the beginning since I sent it...). I really can't wait to make it sparkle and shine.
Thanks to everyone who has encouraged me along the way. It's a long process, but well worth the wait.
Also..special thanks to my INCREDIBLE critique-rs! (Also known as Team Mason!) Keriann, Jamie H, Jamie M, Jess and Melanie! Y'all rock more than I can say!