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!