Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Did I mention that WATER FOR ELEPHANTS started as a NaNoWriMo book?

At least, that's the impression I got. I loved that book, so maybe there's hope for mine, after all.

I'm trying really hard not to work on the book this month. I know I need a fresh pair of eyes to really give it the attention it needs. The story is changing so much with each passing day, and I know that I'm going to have to do one complete rewrite just to get everything in the right order, and then another to iron out the prose. And probably a third rewrite to tweak. THEN maybe it will be ready to send off to agents, or publishers, or whoever.

One step at a time.

By the way, lolasangel, you're amazing. I can't believe you've cleared 100,000 words this year. Do you know how cool that is?

1 comment:

lolasangel said...

I did not know that book was a NaNoWriMo effort...so I find that very reassuring.

Yeah the road to a readable manuscript will be hard, but it will be worth it in the end. I'm really looking forward to reading yours and having mine read by you. It's almost like preparing my children for the world, they've lived in my head and now I want them to live in the real world.

Thanks for the support! Too bad 110k is still a long way off from my desired final 150k [although about 5k of it is current struck through..teehee].

Oh and I just posted a story ever about my two main characters when they were kids! You should read it. It's been bugging me all day, so I had to write it out.