Saturday, February 21, 2009

Long time no post

I've been a writing fool! I'm almost at the 50k word mark, but I have a lot of revision to go, and I need to add more scenes to create a fleshed out plot with real conflict.

In other news, I woke up this morning to the maintenance guy at my complex pounding on the door because our hot water heater was leaking into the apartment below us. So we have no hot water until monday or tuesday when the new heater shows up.

I'm running another Serenity campaign, this one is at my house on Saturday nights. Last session was kind of fun, but I wasn't as prepared as I wanted to be, and the players didn't do what I expected them to do, so overall it wasn't one of the better games I've seen. Tonight, though I have a lot of stuff planned that should make the evening a lot of fun. I went and devised some conflict that should make them really think and should make their characters interact a bit more with each other.

It'll be a fun weekend, I hope.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

It keeps going

So, I've gotten through four chapters in my book and I'm working on chapter five. I've been splitting the book into chapters at this point to figure out where the real additions need to be made, and I'm making a lot of hardcore revisions while I go. Since I started doing this part of the story, I think I've added nearly 4,000 words....if not more!

I'm so excited to be making real, tangible progress!

I have two cousins who are 13 years old, and I've asked them both to begin reading through my chapters so that I can get advice from people in my target audience. Emily is going to start reading, too, and when I get more work done, I'll start including more of my family in the "preview/revision" phase. I'm keeping it simple for now so that I don't get overwhelmed with well-intentioned feedback.

Gabe is also looking through the book, and I've gone through one of his pieces because we are both trying to get published, so we've started a little roundtable group to edit each-others' work.