Monday, 26 July 2010

Et Voila!

(Listening to - The Night)

Iz done!

The first draft of the sequel to A Reaper's Tale is now complete! Woop!


At a little over 52k, it's short, though; shorter than I'd wanted. Still, given the list of things I need to add, extend and tweak (I don't go back to add/tweak when I write, I just make a note), I'm not too concerned. I can see me easily adding 10k to the length, and possibly more.

All that can wait, though, as first, I have a dark fantasy by the name of Solus to polish in readiness for submission to agents!

Nervous, you say? Me? Not in the least. I'm confident in my writing.


Ooh, also, in the act of finishing my draft tonight, I also wrote more today than I ever have! Over 5,000 words!

I'm aware that there are people out there that regularly pump out that much (and more), but I ain't one of 'em. This is a rare and splendiferous thing, and must be celebrated, just like the completion of a draft.

Although, as I write this it's gone 4.30am... Maybe I'll celebrate tomorrow instead...



PS - Thanks to Rhaina for geeing me on! I wouldn't have his the end today without you!


R. G. Randell said...

Good work sweetie! I'm proud of you.

Adam said...

Thanks, baby! :D



R. G. Randell said...

Now we needs ta get ya an agent!

Adam said...

Indeed we do! :D


Benjamin Solah said...

Nice work Adam.

I'm like you and not often do I pump out huge counts like this, so I can appreciate the effort.

F.I.C said...

Wow. I'm doing good if I hit over 1k never mind 5. *bows to Adamz superior skillz* Now I just need to get around to reading the first one before the second one comes out.

Melanie Avila said...

You. Rock Star. Totally Are.

I keep forgetting you don't have an agent. Get on that, would ya? :P

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats on the finish and the 5k. That's a lot of writing! I don't generally get that much done in a day either. Good luck with the polishing :)

Adam said...

Ben - Thanks! I surprised myself. :D

Fi - Ta, and yes you do! :D

Hoo-ster - Working on it! ;)

Jemi - Thanks! I'm looking forward to the edits. ;)


C R Ward said...

Wow, good work Adam!

Just think what you'll be able to accomplish once your sweetie's there and able to crack the whip in person. :-)

Adam said...

Lol, indeedy! Thanks! :D


Nerine Dorman said...

Always lovely to type that last word. The best part follows: Revisions. Good luck with that!

Adam said...

Thanks, Nerine! :-)

I'm looking forward to the edits, but they come after I've edited my dark fantasy. ;)


Ana Goncalves said...

Excellent work Adam. I'm happy for you, that you are creating in the moment. Woooot! :)

Adam said...

Thanks, Ana! :D



Janna Qualman said...

The links. I should have said pink links...

Janna Qualman said...

Oh noes! Where'd my first comment go?!

I said... I love it! It's perfect. Except maybe for the pink text, which isn't so Adamish. Is it changeable?

Adam said...

Hehe, you put 'em on the wrong post, is all, Janna. ;-)