Saturday, February 4, 2012

manuscript in progress...

Along the lines of celebrating hurdles when you reach them... Friday I printed out my latest novel for my first readers to edit and give feedback. This is the novel I wrote for NaNoWriMo and at 65,000 words, it is a half ream of paper - the perfect length. It feels so good to see it in physical form. (I keep petting it - nice manuscript.) But the most interesting thing about this story so far (there will be another round of revisions) is it's taken me all of three months - November 1 - February 3. My last novel took 2 1/2 years (currently out on submission). The one before that took 4 years. I have to wonder if I'm getting the hang of this writing thing.

2 comments:

Anne Jewett said...

wow, I'm enjoying your writer blog. I attended my first MG workshop rather than PBs with the SCBWI local conf in June . I want to be a better storyteller. thanks for the links.

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Thanks Anne. I don't write over here often - except for when I'm thick in a novel. :)