Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The First Draft Is Finished!!

I wrote nearly 2000 words today, and I have now FINALLY finished the first draft of The (Dis)Appearance of Nerissa MacKay!!  Whoo-hoo!
It's 31, 242 words or 110 pages long.  I think that makes it a novella, which is what I was aiming for.  Actually, it's set up so that it can stand alone OR be the first in a series of novellas.  And, quite frankly, Nerissa's such a fun character to work with that I may very well tackle a sequel.
Of course, besides a few ideas for what happens to Nerissa next, I also have the beginnings of a completely different novel spinning in my head.  This one involves alternate history and steampunk, two things I've been dying to try.
So, Confessions of an Average Half-Vampire is out there for the world to read.  Its sequel, All in the Half-Vampire Family, is in what I believe to be the final proof stage, with just a bit more tweaking to finish it up.  A completely unrelated stand alone novel, Becoming Brigid, just got a brand new cover (no, you haven't seen it yet -- unless you're Max, in which case, you helped make it), and I am awaiting the arrival of the first proof copy.  And now Nerissa's in the sit and wait stage, wherein I have to let the manuscript ripen like a cheese for a while before I tackle it again to edit and revise.
But right now is for celebrating!  Yeehaw!  I finished it!


  1. Congrats! By the way, I finished the Gail Carriger book. Loved it. I didn't feel she included enough steampunk elements in it, but the story was quite entertaining and I adored Alexia.

  2. Well done on the completion. Have a drink on me...I'll pay you back when I get to Utah. ;)

    And I LOVED the Alexia Tarrabotti novels. Very funny, very entertaining and good writing. It's a pity she doesn't seem to be planning anymore.