Oh my god! First draft of book two is almost complete. I don’t think I am able to handle how amazing that feels. Although I’m freaking out on the inside I know I have to keep reminding myself to Keep Calm It’s Only The First Draft.
It is helpful to remind myself that I can still edit and change everything… that I didn’t type my draft in stone… but it still makes my perfectionist inside me scream whenever I have to force myself to “leave this to fix in the second revision”. XD
I don’t want a second revision! Drafts are fun! Editing is terrible… editing drives me up the wall! You can’t make me edit – nope. Not going to happen!
That is a lot of exclamation marks… and yes – unfortunately as much as I hate editing it will be done because the world knows I need to do it. Just let me have my moment of hating the world and now let us move on.
Onward we go.
All right, so this is where I’m at right now in the first draft of book two:
What I had planned was about 80,000 words for the book. Meaning I only have 30,000 words left and that is just awesome! I can see the end approaching with each word I type. My characters are slowly winding down and all the chaos has concluded. Man, it will be great when it is actually done. I may actually take a break.
Phsssh – like I’d take a break.
That’s what I said when I finished book one’s first draft and when I finished editing book one… and when I published book one…
I just keep lying to myself… what will I learn that breaks just don’t exist in my reality…
Okay, so asides from that I have been thinking long and hard on if I want to change the name of the second book. My original plan was to keep with the Child of the ________ theme I started with, but my mind has been coming up with other names that would – in my mind – work so much better with the story I’m telling. Sure, there is going to be a Child of the Water in book two – the series follows the discovery of all Six children of prophecy – but there is more to it than just the child…
I don’t know. What do you think?
Also, I’m looking for ideas on what I can post in regards to the books/ series. Anything you want to know about the world, characters, cultures – let me know in the comments before and I’ll look at creating posts focusing around those. 🙂
Okay, I believe I’ve typed enough for now. Everyone have a wonderful and safe weekend.