NaNoWriMo 2015 — 30 Days Later

Today is December 1.

That means NaNoWriMo is now over.

Over the past month, I’ve written some updates on my progress during this annual November challenge to write 50,000 words. Mostly anecdotal stuff, nothing special. More like pouring out some thoughts on my current state. Let me now take some time getting into the meat of what that month was like for me.Read More »

Let’s Celebrate The Finish Of Draft One

Last night, I have finished the first draft of my first novel–Keeper’s Legend (working title)!

WordcountIsn’t that exciting?

I think it is. This is the biggest project I have ever started AND finished–at least up to a point where it would feel comfortable talking about it. I’m aware that there’s still a lot more work to be done when it comes to editing and straightening out the narrative and plot, but the basic structure stands, I allow myself to be proud.Read More »

An Update On The Manuscript (With A Picture)

I’m knee-deep in the guts of my current work-in-progress, creatively titled “Keeper’s Legend” at the moment–a Urban (dark) Fantasy adventure-slash-thriller pitching ancient mythology against the fears and horrors of the modern times–and I thought I’d share a little bit of the progress.

A few weeks back, I managed to stop vomiting the first “draft” of that thing. I spewed forth the words, and constructed abominations that barely pass for sentences. And now I’m in the middle of fixing all that nonsense that may or may not hide a story somewhere within its gut-wrenching abyss of word-chaos.

A while back, I also shared an overview of the the then-current chapter/part structure (which of course has changed slightly already).

This time, I figured, I’d share a screenshot from the actual manuscript edit as it stands right now Read More »

Finish Line (Or: Writing A Book Is Exciting)

Guys,

I’m this close to finishing the first draft of my Urban (dark) Fantasy novel, creatively working-titled “Keeper’s Legends”

I need to wrap up half a chapter, and rework another one completely. As of right now, though, I’m hovering around 80,678 words (~431 manuscript pages).Read More »