Tuesday, July 11, 2006

I've been working on the same book for nearly two years now. Three-four hours a day, every day, seven days a week--more on the weekends for nearly two years. In seven months it's grown from 22,000 words to over 82,000. No wonder I'm feeling a little burned out at the moment.

I've managed to do the final edit of the first twelve chapters. Only thirty-six more to go. I'm really getting anxious to get it out of my sight. Unfortunately, there have been too many distractions recently. Mostly e-mails and posts in the different author forums I just can't seem to resist.

Something new: I've discovered that I can pound out 80,000-90,000 words and have to stop myself, but I can't seem to get through a three paragraph query letter. Why is that? Gee, can't wait until I have to work on the synopsis. :)