Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wednesday Whirlwind...

Can't jabber on for long.  I have a sky full of blue and a garden that needs planting.  Ahhhh... spring in Cali.  My favorite time of year.  Of course, all this has to be done with a 7mth old that strongly objects to me doing anything for any length of time that involves not paying attention to him.  In other words, I bribe him with yummy treats. hahaha

So I don't know if you noticed my last entry, but THE FIRST DRAFT OF AERIS IS OFFICIALLY FINISHED!!!

Oh Bliss, oh happiness, oh, 151,000 words of YA Fantasy...  you warm my heart. :)  My book is off with the favored few who I let pre-read it.  Then, after some distance and soul searching, I will begin my first of many rounds of edits.  At this point... I'm hoping to be done Mid May, which is pretty miraculous considering where the book was 6 mths ago.

So, what am I doing right now?  I'm readjusting my vision for the rest of the series (making sure I'm still on track for the ending I originally imagined).  I'm planning out the next book.  I'm working on a super secret writing project that I may or may not announce.  It's still in the planning phase.  I'm re-reading Compis to get a sense of where my series started and where it will continue.   Annnnnndddd... I'm working with an artist, okay, a couple of artists on some concept art for the series.

I had an inspiration pinterest a while back, but then pinterest's dinosaur copyright protection stuff got me all paranoid and I deleted it.  So instead, I'm going to post a pinterest with some sketches (nothing too fancy) that show how I picture some of the creatures and characters in the world of the Five Tribes.  I've had a lot of fun working on it with my artist friend and can't wait for you all to see it.  I'll let you know when it's up.

I think that's about all for me right now.  In summary, my goals for this round:

  1. Finish Aeris and Publish
  2. Finish Super secret writing project
  3. Revise and Plan the rest of the series using Scrivener
  4. Post illustrations on Pinterest.
Happy Reading, all!


Anonymous said...

Congrats on finishing Aeris! Good luck with your goals :)

Eden "Kymele" Mabee said...

It's wonderful hearing all our fellow ROWers with "Yay, it's finished" stories. Congrats to you on Aeris (of course, you know the more emotionally difficult work is coming up, but you'll handle that fine too).

Isn't that annoying about Pintrest? I guess I understand why they had to do it. Just kind of sad it was necessary. Not so much their fault, just a commentary on life in the "Internet Age",....

Nadja Notariani said...

'Oh Bliss, oh happiness, oh, 151,000 words of YA Fantasy... you warm my heart. :)'

These words are my favorite 'finishing' words of happiness yet.

Publishing and finishing a secret project? (All with young one and 7 month old?) Hats off to you, Kate! But I'm guessing you'll accomplish it - and do it all with a smile.

Claudia Lefeve said...

I'm working on it!! I sent you an email :) And yes, it is planting season here too and that's what I plan to do this weekend after I shoot over my comments to you!

Kate said...

@Ryan: Thanks. Can't lie, feels good!

@Kymele: Strangely enough, the hack and slash phase is easier for me than the writing. Believe it or not, I already cut 2 chapters and several parts of chapters with little to no emotional break. I must be dead inside. hahaha
And YES, it IS annoying about Pinterest!

Kate said...

@Nadja: You KNOW my word of the year is determination! I might not finish my goals quickly, but I will finish them! :)
@Claudia: Got your email, no worries.