Week 1: Campfire Word Count

fire-cooking-outdoors-camping.jpgThe first week camp wasn’t too bad. I’ve written 10,235 out of my 25,000 word goal. Yay! Perfect start! I have 14, 765 to go. I wanted to set it to 50,000 words, but I know I don’t have that kind of time, so it’ll be my unwritten goal.

While I have you sitting around this cozy, camp fire, here’s what’s going on. There are many new characters popping into Sariah’s life and more secrets, suspense, and  revelations she encounters while sifting through her family’s history. She’s conflicted with herself in this novel trying to balance her own personal crisis as well as her heritage. They’re both intertwined and overlap each other, and she’s trying to understand it all.

I’m having much more fun writing this than I did DOA. It’s like the characters are here, they’ve met, and now its a race for all humanity as we know it! I’m excited, and can’t wait to begin editing this. There are some parts I’m not to proud of, but I left them their and I’ll decide later.

Keep Writing! (Editing by day, Writing by night)

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Ready for Camp!

Alright. I’m getting things situated with life, so I can begin writing tonight. What am I writing you ask? Well, let me tell you.

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As you know, I’m editing Destiny of an Azurine which is the first book of my series. Charity of an Azurine (COA) will be  the sequel which I’ll be crafting tonight. I found my old notebook where I outlined the entire book, so I have a lot of material.

Would you still read a book knowing there is a sequel? It’s an interesting question. Personally, I don’t think having a sequel depends heavily the story itself, but I wonder if this is a make of break for other readers.

Well, there will be another book after COA, entitled Serenity of an Azurine. I have a general idea of how it will go, but I haven’t spent too much time on it.

I made some arrangements to keep things going while I’m writing my soul away. I will be editing Destiny of an Azurine by day to get chapter 5 up later this month. Stay tuned!

Keep Writing! (Editing by day, Writing by night)

 

 

WIP Update: Focus!

Alright. I’ve been slacking a bit. I haven’t made too much progress in this chapter as I planned. I hit a rough patch where two characters meet, talk, and explain things for the first time. It’s a major and important part, and it must be worded just right. The mood has to be perfect, and descriptions, descriptions, de-scrip-tions!

pexels-photo-2.jpgThis is where I’m pulling my hair out (more like my brain is puking all over MS Word). It’s tedious editing this, yet once I get through this part the rest will be a breeze until the next chapter. All of my focus has been on this little scene, although small, it needs make the huge impact to readers.

I hope everyone that’s reading Destiny of an Azurine likes the story thus far! I know, not much has happened, but do not worry! Things are about to get dicey! Well, not dicey, maybe more interesting. Is it okay that your protagonist, you’ve created, is not your favorite character? Because she’s not. I still love her personality.

Anyways, I need to get back to this patch of thorny words, and make some sense of what needs to go down or happen here.

Keep Writing! (I’m editing.)