Last night I achieved one of my 2013 goals as I finished writing a novel I’ve been working on since January 1. I mentioned my desire to finish seven novels this year, at least in draft form, and that’s what this is. This one is part of a huge series I’ve been working on since I was 11 years old, and this is actually draft two.
The first draft of this book, I wrote in 1997 (I wasn’t even in high school yet), and it hit a whopping 55,000 words. That was a big deal for me, since it was the largest one I had written up until that point. It was number six in the series as I had originally imagined it.
Well, the second draft turned out slightly larger. It made 90,500 words, but what’s really kind of amazing is that the core of the story is still the same. It kind of shocked me, actually, when I went back over it and realized that the core plot didn’t need to be altered any. Kind of freaky.
But it’s one step forward, and it’s only the beginning of March. So maybe I can get some of this stuff done!
Goal #8: Finish Revenant (AROL04) – ACCOMPLISHED