January 18, 2011

Chapter 8 Finished!

Total words eliminated - 856 bringing the Chapter 8 word count down to 3,140 from 3,996.

I'm feeling better about this, the word count is dropping. Won't be long now and I'll be in range for the YA market.

January 17, 2011

Chapter 7 Finally Finished!

684 total words eliminated leaving a total word count for the chapter at 3,490.

I like this chapter. It ends with a cliff-hanger practically guaranteeing the reader will continue on to the next to find out who this mysterious, drunken stranger is. Love it.

Ok, on to Chapter 8 which stands at 3,996 words. I hope to get it down to around 3,500.

January 8, 2011

The Novel Road: Dan Krokos Interview

Nice to see local Clevelander Dan Krokos landing a great agent!

The Novel Road: Dan Krokos Interview: "Cleveland
 Who do you root for? Anyone? Has life so inundated you that you’ve stopped wishing..."

January 6, 2011

Chapter 7

Tonight's progress:

6 1/2 of 10 pages edited - 552 words eliminated.

Lots more eliminating to do...will be back at it tomorrow to finish off 7.

January 4, 2011

New Year, New Post

Well here it is, another year. Feels the same as the last, but here's to hoping for better times. No death, no broken bones, no injures...just happy things.

I had the most intriguing e-mail in my box today when I turned my computer. It was from my good friend Rob stating how he is “killing me” by out-blogging me. Well, such things are true. I’ve not touched this computer in almost two weeks. I actually had to look up the password! Poor HT is probably feeling rather abandoned, but I assure you he is not.

I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions. I made one about twenty years ago to never make one again and by george, I’ve not broken it. My goals are simple: get the word count down to a respectable number and query. Query query query. Now, with that said, it’s time throw some more wood on the fire and get to work.