The End Is Near

Friday, September 11, 2009
My current WIP is nearing completion. Daughter of Winter is at 65,000 words. I've only got another two or three chapters to add and then I get to start the first rewrite.

Writing the conclusion is always a little intimidating. You have to take all the plot threads you've introduced and tie them up in a neat bow.

After I do a couple/three rewrites, it'll have to marinade for a few months. By six months to a year (depending on how long my rewrites on The Brotherhood and Last Witch take--or the rewrites a publisher requires for Priestess, I'm being positively hopeful here) I should have another novel ready to send out.

A major New York Publisher will of course call me, screaming with joy, at the marvelous marvel that is my newest masterpiece.

Q4U: Where are you in your writing cycle?



  1. I am about a third of the way through my non-fiction manuscript. I have been slower than usual this summer due to life complication. I am determined to get back on track, though.

  1. Josi said...:

    I am right with you--facing the conclusion and intimidated by the whole process. I keep putting it off and yet I'm running out of time. I wish I had months to let it marinate, but I didn't use my time wisely in the beginning and now I'm on a deadline. Yick. I'll send good vibes your way if you'll send some to me as well :-)

  1. Becky: Don't you hate those life complications. I want everything to run smooth as a chocolate milkshake. And to taste just as good!

    Josi: Ah, the joys of working with deadlines. I have to invent my own to keep my going. Perhaps someday, a publisher will try to enfore some real ones on me. Sigh.

  1. Josi: And good luck with selling your van!

  1. I'm confused as to your term of "rewriting"

    Do you start all over again? Or do you mean revising/editing?

    I'm 2/3 of the way through my complete rewrite of Monarch. It's been a tough but fun journey.

    Good luck! And congrats!

  1. Congrats on being almost done!

    I'm currently revising my finished WIP and I had one of those moments today where angels sang and the heavens opened up. My ending was off and I knew it was off when I wrote it. (I'm with you on endings being intimidating.) But then I came up with a solution- one that was really the easiest imaginable.

    So now I just have to revise the whole thing! :)

  1. Glamis: I should have made that clearer. I have a few chapters to add, and a new plot twist I came up with later that needed to be added in. Then I need to do a few edits. So no, I'm not actually rewriting the whole thing.

    Stephanie: I love those moments! They don't come often, but when they do, everything on my life is put on hold until it passes.

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