Sunday, January 27, 2013

Weighing In At 118 Pages With 68,907 Words We Have A Special!

Oh hey, I forgot to mention.


That's right! I finished it! Completed it!

I'm in the editing process as we speak and there's some funny things about this.

1. I accidentally created a major parallel between the family members and it's so cool!

2. I forgot some information when I was adding on the ending so I have to go through at the end to fix it up to make complete sense.

3. I finished writing it the day the final battle was set. January 25, 2013. I had accidentally written the dates up to that so the final battle was set to that date. Ironically I finished putting the ending on at 11:43pm on January 25, 2013.

But my editing process is wonderful and I'm actually enjoying my story but you know, still criticizing myself because it's my work. However, I take pride in knowing that I have tons of people wanting to read it, and one that is so into it she hates that she has to wait to finish reading it until I'm done with the first level of editing. She also keeps telling me I'm in league with Steven Moffat and JK Rowling! :D

Yeah, I killed off quite a few awesome characters and some not so awesome ones but you know, such is life right? :)

The last few entries I make on this blog are going to be for the editing process and hopefully my submission to publication!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Lightning Strike

I am nearly finished.
I am practically on my last scene.
But there's probably a reality of three scenes.

One: The final battle.
I'm starting that now.

Two: Character deaths

Three: Explanations

The End.

I'm super excited. Especially to write one of my favorite character's death scenes.
It's going to be crushing to see him go.

Lets. Get. This. Done.

<3 Amy

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Well Then!

While I haven't finished writing the novel completely, while I was walking back from class today, a song that I can't seem to find on the internet came on. (Literally, google won't find it, Shazam can't match it, it's like it doesn't exist.)

It made me want to write again in my book. It reminded me of the songs I listened to to and from class when I had this assignment to do. But I found that without that deadline and the grade on the line, I have much less motivation to get this finished which is not a good thing.

I want so much to finish this book because the editing will be easier for me because all of my ideas are already out there to see. Not trapped in my brain because I lack the will power to write what I want. There's also the fact that because I have to go back and read the whole story again to see where I left off and what roads I went down for each character and hidden meaning it takes so much more time and by the time I'm done rereading, I don't feel the desire or need to write anymore.

It's a vicious cycle that I want to break but now that school is back in, I just hope I can find the time.