I’m working steady on rough draft, hitting a milestone of sorts by finishing Rachel’s first day. Most of the books take up a week or less of real-time, generally hitting five or six days. I’m also just about at the 100 page mark, which is very cool. My chapters are really long on this one, but I’ll be trimming on the next run through, and it will shrink. Chapter six starts with a brand new day which should be refreshing, but she actually never got to bed, so she’s a bit cranky. Someone died unexpectedly, but it was a vampire, so she’ll be okay. -laugh- Who killed her brought out an interesting aspect I hadn’t thought to touch on, adding to the issues at hand. That’s one of the things I like so much about rough draft. That, and it doesn’t have to be good yet. And believe me, it’s UGLY! :-)
Something kind of fun this morning for you if you’re a member of FB. William Morrow, who is part of Harper, is giving away prize packs for the next two weeks. I’ve no idea what’s in there, but it might be worth a look. Here’s the link to enter. 14-days of prizes
I also got my ARCs of INTO THE WOODS, which I’ll be giving away come September. They are beautiful!! And seriously I think they are the longest page-count book I’ll have on the shelf. More than 500 pages, split about equally between old/new Hollows, and new non-Hollows stories.