Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Time is ticking away, so why am I here blogging instead of writing? Let's just say I'm journaling a novel in the making.

It's day 82 and The Black Pearl is at 61,756, words in length. Can I get this first draft up to 80,000 within the next five days? Hmmm. The book has 46 six chapters with 4 subplots. I promised it would be done and submitted by January 15. I'll make it--maybe won't get to the 80,000 word mark, but it's coming, it's coming, it's coming!

The Black Pearl is the second book in the Sam Harper Crime Mystery Series. It is a story with the usual ingredients found in hard-boiled detective mysteries with a splash of the supernatural, a power-hungry drug dealer, a religious fanatics, and a sprinkling of romance to spice things up. To be honest, I wasn't sure if the sub plots would come together. In fact, after I wrote the last chapter, I had to go back and edit a few of the previous chapters and add the evidence that would make the ending work. LOL Fortunately, this is only the first draft. I have several more months in which to polish it.

Well, Sam just called to remind me I need to edit a few more chapters tonight!