Joe’s Post #21
More tomorrow, my regular posting day, but for today, a quick update.
Deadline was midnight Feb 5th, 2013.
Feb 5th, 2013, 5:38pm, I finished my second draft.
It means met my goal.
Next step – Reader feedback. Then I’ll put it aside for a couple of months so when I do my final draft, I can look at it with fresh eyes. Like I did with Desert Rains. Maybe go to Vegas again. Or Mexico. Or Paris.
All in all, the story should be pretty engaging, I LOVE my characters, and love some of the scenes I’ve crafted, but I went with an unconventional structure and that may sink me (or not.) Either way, at some point, a writer just doesn’t know if something works or not, but hey, that’s what readers are for.
Pages written: 419
Word count by the old 250 words/page: 104,750
Word Count by Word: 76,249 (Wow, I mean, WOW, that’s a HUGE difference!!!)
Suggested YA Word Count: 80,000