Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Update Tuesday 1/8-1/14

Hello again, friends!  How has another week gone by already?

On to the updates.

Woven is officially through the first round of edits. Now it's time to dig in on revisions. I have lots of ideas and have gotten little tidbits of feedback that I need to address. Once that's done it'll be time to send this baby to betas for further input.

I've gone through title angst with this trilogy since the day I conceived of the idea.  First it was the titles of the individual books, which let me tell you I wavered on a lot.  Then I got the idea for the title of Woven and the other two books fell into place with their titles.  But I still struggled with the old series title.  Until the other night.  Seriously, some of my best ideas come in that almost-asleep or almost-awake state late at night or early in the morning.

The new series title for the trilogy is Heirs of the Seven Realms.  I'm smitten by the title so it's going to stick around until an agent or editor tells me otherwise.  (Pipe dream, I realize, but still.)

Some stats on this second draft of the manuscript:

Words added from draft 1 to draft 2: 12,732
Total word count of draft 2: 68,005
Number of chapters: 21+epilogue
Body count: 1
Number of fairy tales woven into the world-building and/or narrative: 3

How are your WiPs going?

Also, I've started my very own Tumblr.  It's titled "The Realms of My Imagination" and will largely be focused on the fantasy genre in various media.  I plan on posting there Monday-Wednesday-Friday as time allows.  Or whenever I am in the mood to procrastinate something.


  1. Ooh! I love the series title and the book title. You're rocking! I have a lot of inspiration at those times, too. Something about that relaxed state of mind, I suppose. :)

    1. Thanks, Nisa. I was thrilled when the series title finally came to me. There's obviously something about those times that just unlocks the door. So many of us have the same experience.

  2. Sounds like a terrific project. Good luck!

    1. Thanks, Angie! I hope people like it. (If they ever get to read it.)


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