Nothing like a little progress, right? So today, I thought I’d post a short update on my WIP.
In my last post, I mentioned I was too far along in my first erotica novel to get one of those delightful little counters.
Yeah, so I caved.
Jade’s Book Progress:
They’re just so cute!
I planned for this book to run about 80k, but since I’m a big fan of the editing process (translation: I’m a ninja word assassin), I opted to aim high in order to make nice, strong cuts as necessary when I go back in for editing. I have a few strategies I’ve used on my previous, non-erotica works, but I wanted to share Remittance Girl’s recent post about the editing process. It’s great guidance if you haven’t seen it yet (and if you aren’t following her, you should!).
I also have a tendency to write things in brackets, like [need better word] when I’d rather cruise on through my draft than get hung up on diction. That said, there’s still some “find and replace” work to do for my bounty of brackets once I hit that beautiful 90k mark …but even that experience is strangely fun. This whole process, honestly, is fun. I love writing short stories, but the act of working through an entire full-length is challenging and exhilarating in a totally different way.
Consider me hooked!
Meanwhile, back in the short story realm, I have some exciting news ahead…but you’ll have to wait for it a bit longer.
Know what else you have to wait for? My fabulous and delightful surprise guest next week! But, the good news is that you only have 7 days to wait. That’s right. Seven. Think you can hang?
Maybe I need to make a counter for that, too! 😉