Posts Tagged ‘write’
So, I have been writing a lot lately. This should come as no surprise, considering that I am the writer of two different web comics. Well, comics aside, this is where I stand: I have finished a novel. It currently clocks in at 70,000 words, but I would like it to be 75k, at least. This will not be hard to do, but before I start throwing in paragraphs, I would like to go through a creative critique/edit. I already have a senior copy-editor lined up once I have this second draft finished, but I am still in need of the creative review first, followed by an unscrupulous round of polishing.
This brings me to my first major roadblock: creative reviews and edits cost money. Lots of money. Money that I do not have. Fortunately for me, my wife is particularly skilled at this, and will be helping me… that is, if she can ever find the strength of will to put down Game of Thrones for a day or two… my guess is no. So, sooner or later, the edits and feedback I need will be given, and I will be able to polish off my novel to a more finished format. Then, I can hand it off to the senior copy-editor, who will tear my grammar asunder, no doubt. After those fixes are made… then it’s off to pitch this bad-boy to some literary agents and agencies. So! Wish me luck and best of it and all that jazz. I’ve got a few solid leads that I am going to attempt to follow, but they’re little more than essentially cold-calling at this point.
Anyway, all of that aside, I am immensely proud of the work that I have done so far, and for having the tenacity to follow through and to actually finish a complete novel. It is something that I view as quite an accomplishment, and I look forward to doing it many more times. In fact, I already have a brief outline of the next book in my series that I am attempting to create. I am so excited I can hardly wait to get started on it.