Writing Days: 9
- The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
- The Wrath and the Dawn by by Renée Ahdieh
- An Ember in the Ashes by by Sabaa Tahir
- The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
- The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
- Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
I have news of both the strange and happy sort.
Let’s start with the happy: I finished the first draft of my current novel (the fifth I’ve written, if you’re tracking) the second week of June. I can’t believe it came together in just eight weeks. That’s a speed record! This might be because I’d been dying to write but had zero time as a new parent, or because this book found my happy writing place,
or because I’ve done this a few times and I’m a well oiled writing machine. The first draft comes in at roughly 68k words, and this is fine since I tend to write sparse first drafts. I’m aiming for around 80k.
In between then and now, I took a break to breathe in some books. July is for edits.
NOW for the strangely unexpected: I discovered a podcast of the first story of mine that was ever published. I did submit it to the podcast, but the posting was delayed so I never knew if it ended up online. It did! I think it was re-recorded a second time (oddness). If you’re in the mood for a listen to a Gothic horror story, you can find Nine Nights on Tales to Terrify no 146. Never mind the typo in my name please. Never mind that I’m about 2 years late to find out.
So tell me, how was your June?