I’m trying to get the first draft finished for my New Adult paranormal book.I’m a little under 34,ooo words to far.
I managed just over 700 words Thursday night while I was waiting for the Sisters in Crime meeting to get started, and hit the library this afternoon to do some more. Got a total of 1748 words yesterday and today, which is well below my target. Oh well, at least got something written.
Been busy with courses so I haven’t done a lot on this one. One of the courses was historical fiction, so I started on book three of the Hodgins series. Barely started. About a chapter and a half. Getting back to the New Adult book now. It takes a lot of research to make it believable.
I’ve just barely passed the half way mark of the first draft. It feels like it will be a bit of a cross-over between the whole witch-thing and a mystery. As I said in my earlier post, Marcy, the main character, has decided to learn the family craft that she abandoned in her early teens. She didn’t take well to being called a freak by her so-called friends. With the addition of trying not to be killed by an unknown and basically invisible man (witch/warlock?) she also needs to find out what happened to her grandmother’s baby brother. He disappeared when he was seven and Granny and her sister were never told what happened to him.
Going over the timeline I realize that I need to add a few chapters. I have her going to England but she’s only there for three days. Need to stretch that out to at least a week, maybe longer if I can. I’ve done a bit of digging and think I know what I’ll fill the time with. Hopefully it’s not boring as she will be learning a lot. Somewhat of a history lesson for her, so I’ll need to add some humour to it.
I’ve added a new chapter at the beginning and I’ll try to get a chapter or two done by the end of the week – Fingers crossed.
I’m trying my hand at something other than Victorian mystery. I’m working on a New Age paranormal’/occult story. I’m about 1/3 the way through. Hopefully this one can make it to novel length and not just novella.
It’s fun reading up on witchcraft and natural medicines/herbs. I get to ‘dabble’ in both light and dark magic. Hope I don’t conjur up a demon in the process.
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