So sorry (again) for my scant posts this year. Let's see if I can catch you up!
As of yesterday, I finished the rough draft of my weird little WIP. I totally rushed through the ending just to have something down on paper, and as a whole, the manuscript is *probably* the worst thing I've ever written 😒, but at least now I'll have something to work with when I eventually revise! I was juggling a lot in this book—a huge cast of characters, landscapes/settings that I didn't totally work out/have clear in my head, and an unwieldy plot that doesn't really make sense as it stands. But. You can't revise a blank page, as they say, and for now I am quite happy to have completed my eighth novel!
|At least it looks good! I ran out of white paper, so the last quarter is green, haha|
And now, as I like to do, here's some stats for Novel No. 8:
Word Count: 66,110
Begun: August 3rd
Finished: December 7th (I was only working on it off and on)
Number of Dangling Plot Threads: At least twelve
Number of Badly Handled Plot Twists: Two
Number of Badly Developed Characters: All of them!! 😐
Number of Times I forgot I had a Whole Army Stashed in a Cave: Too many to count!!
Number of Kittens Born to Rescued Stray Cat During Drafting: EIGHT! 😳
Which brings me to a new topic! Cleo the cat!! You read that right, she gave birth to EIGHT KITTENS about two months ago, four black ones and four gray ones, and they're all ADORABLE BEYOND BELIEF.
|See what I mean????|
Hubs and I celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary in October! We went to San Diego, and one of the highlights of our trip was a visit to the Maritime Museum—we got to wander about on a bunch of old sailing ships, which was super awesome!!
|That's the HMS Surprise behind us!|
Until next time!