Since I promised a weekly update, it looks like it is about time for one!
I haven't got much writing done this last week. I was asked to help my friend Keary Taylor with revamping her book cover, and got VERY into it. I am way excited to see the final product...and say everyone out there reading this should get themselves a copy of it too! (It is such an amazing read...just do it!) Once she has put out her final cover for all to see, I will post a copy here.
Along with that, I was able to get together with another friend and take her senior photos. Then the very next day attempt some family photos for some more friends. (I believe we got a few keepers. Their cute little one year old just was NOT in the photo mood that day though!) So now I am in photo editing heaven...lots and lots to do! Which is awesome because, aside from writing, I love to take/edit photos. But it is probably bad too...since it means that since my awesome writing weekend that I already posted about...practically nothing else has been written. I am hoping to get my editing projects done in the next few days though...then I need to dive back into my make believe world!
Now, about how my book is going. I have hit the rough 25,000 or so word mark. Which is sweet because its the furthest I have ever gotten on a project. I am finally getting into the thick of the story and loving every moment of it. But it is bittersweet...because the average word count a publisher/agent looks for is around 80,000...so I still gots a ways to go. I know I know. Don't think about word count right now. And I try not to. I am trying to just get out the entire first draft...then I can go and add more. But come on... its always on my mind.
I am also at a point in the story where I am trying to decide the fate of a certain character. Its hard! Both paths I can take can potentially progress the story nicely...but which is the better choice? The more I have been thinking about it, the more I am finally leading to one fate than the other. I never realized how mind wrenching this can be. We writers play God in our own make believe worlds.
That is about the jist of anything update worthy at this moment. I am hoping next week I have better news. But hey...its not all bad. My mind is still rolling like an angry hamster on a metal wheel. It will come...