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Draft Zero Update…

So, after a month of starting this where are we?
We started at 11k around 8/25 and now we’re up to:

Almost halfway there.
I foresee working on the sequel during NaNoWrio this year and then in December start throwing around ideas with Paul C for another novel.

Saturday ramblin'…

This post may be boring so I’m putting it behind a cut.
Managed to get Dead Space, Saints Row 1+2 and Mass Effect 1 at Gamestop for under $60.
Swung by Symposium Books in Providence and used up my birthday present. Someone needs to tell them to put the Young Adult and the “Fiction” closer to the front door and not to put the price stickers in the middle of the covers of graphic novels.
Onward to the boring stuff…

Welcome to September…

2 months until NaNoWrimo.
Current word count on the draft is:

Plotwise so far: Heroine’s family has been kidnapped. Heroine was helped by magic helper via a birthday present and now she is well on her way to fleeing the Council Goons who have been sent to stop her, find whoever is doing this and kick some ass.
Metrics: If I keep plodding along like this I’ll be done the first week of October. Thankfully, there are several thousand K to be added to Act 2 once I reach the end of Act 1.
Beta Readers: Will need some, soon. Any volunteers?

Draft Zero Update…

So we come to end of August and the current draft work count looks like this…

Remember how I said I wasn’t too happy with the opening, well I fixed that and moved the rest of the draft to an blank document until I can copy it back. Our heroines are in danger in the first fifty pages. Now they must get out of it without help from anyone else.
And, I’ve moved my goal to 100k.
Have sent in email to NaNoWrimo to be the Co-ML for RI this year. Recon of the coffee houses in Fox Point and Providence proper will begin next week since Reflections is gone and never comin’ back. Probably going to aim for 100k this year instead of 50k.

June's Draft Zero Update…

Welcome to June’s first Draft Zero Update.
A brief background: Draft Zero is a draft I started back during NaNoWrimo 2009 while working and going to school full time. I decided it was high time to finish one of my drafts and put ass in seat in April since I was done with school.
And then Rhode Island got flooded at the beginning of April and put everything on hold.
General synopsis of the draft: Science Fiction/Action/Adventure involving magic, mechs, cats, bats and more. All of which I hope without Star Trek technobabble.
Overall, I’m happy where things are headed with the draft. I’ve been burst writing here and there, leaving it for a few days going back in, correcting spell checks and such.
Currently, I am around page 75. The 37k on the counter in the sidebar will be encompasses the 75 pages and the draft pages from NaNoWrimo integrated back into the novel sooner or later. I have a general idea where the book is going while I’ve sketched out additional books in what could be a series I am keeping this book stand alone for now.
Once I get finished I will need some beta readers beyond the usual suspects so if anyone is interested drop me a line.

Draft Zero War: Update…

So with the water gone from the basement and things back to normal time to look at Draft Zero and see what’s savable.
A brief history of Draft Zero for those just joining us. The story takes place in a universe I’ve been toying with for a while and during NaNoWrimo 2009 I think I settled on a good mix of action, adventure, science fiction and young adult themes.
The word counter has been added to the sidebar and will be updated weekly.
The word count so far.