I don’t know, seemed like a good day for an update. Hi everyone! I’ve been editing WOTS1 (still referring to them as separate books for now!) and realized a few days ago that I had WROTE THE SAME CHAPTER TWICE.
I’ve been editing WOTS1 (still referring to them as separate books for now!) and realized a few days ago that I had WROTE THE SAME CHAPTER TWICE.
They weren’t identical in words, but they were clearly the same chapter. Character wakes up in her place, gets mad, destroys a city, flies back. I mean it was same order and everything 😡 So now I have to figure out what SHOULD have been there instead. I’m guessing I got distracted at some point, or just really liked the idea of that chapter and forgot I wrote it.
I also ran into a bit of a snag where I’ve confused myself on something. I don’t know WHY my character is doing something, not in any way that I’ve portrayed so far. I’m not entirely certain I NEED a why but I have to wait for my readers to tell me if they also don’t understand.
I did figure out some more about my characters, though. Their motivations, personalities, and whatnot. (You would think I would already know this with the books finished.) I, also, finally separated what I wanted Asherah to be and what she actually is. Same with Lilith.
Anyway, I’m done rambling. Thanks for reading.
Wait…did I just title this ‘whoopsie daisy…’
I finally got around to making an about page, much better than my outdated ‘explanation post.’
I don’t really have any updates, just working on the rewrite at the moment. Posting my summary from my about page here as well. Hopefully, it sounds as good here as it did in my head!
In the beginning, there were the Sisters, who created the heavens and the earth. They filled their creation with creatures of every imagining and created children in their image. And when they were done, they rested. A long time passed, and they’ve woken to a humanity they didn’t expect. one they aren’t exactly pleased with. Lilith and Asherah have far different views on how to ‘fix’ it.
Or maybe it’s third, I don’t remember now. Anyway, I started it today. I’m not going to hold such a rigorous schedule as I did the last two months. One chapter rewrite per day.
Most days that’ll be between 1k and 2k words which is a lot lower than I had been doing for November and October.
I went on a walk today and tried to work out exactly what I’m going to do with the two books. I’m still mostly convinced that I will be combining WotS1 and 2 into one War of the Sisters, with it starting with In the Beginning and ending with The End.
All the pieces are already there except for the slight break between [Spoilers] and the beginning of book 2. At the moment there is a time jump from WOTS1 and WOTS2 of about a thousand years. (Yeah, I know.) I need to fill that in instead of just saying “time passed here are some new characters.”
I have a vague idea of what I would like to go there, but I need to get back into the Lilith and Asherah of book 1, which were a bit different than the Lilith and Asherah of book 2, which is why I’m beginning the rewrite before I write the ‘connecting’ chapters.
I’m going to be reposting the Prologue of WOTS1 in the next couple weeks, it’s been edited a little. It will probably go on its own page rather than an entry. Possibly also a second chapter, haven’t decided yet.
Anyway, that was a long, rambling, nonsensical entry, thanks for sticking with it!
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Well, another year, another NaNo and I’m calling it done for this year.
The rewrite of WotS2 ended today, at 122k words. I’m letting 1 and 2 rest until January when I begin another read through/edit and possibly combine 1 and 2 into one book, named War of the Sisters.
We’ll see how it goes. Thanks for reading everyone!
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(it’s supposed to be tiny, I haven’t figured out text size yet, apparently)
Hi there, here is an update!
The rewrite of book two for NaNoWriMo2016 is going quite well, I’m at 50k words as of last night, with a projected ending of about 120k.
My aim is to finish both books by the end of the year and have my beta readers read through it and let me know any changes that need to be made. I’m in the process of setting up a mailing list for anyone that is interested, I’ll post the link here once I get that all setup.
My gofundme is still up and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. I’m still putting money into it every week.
Thanks for reading and I’ll try and keep you guys updated at least once a week. For sticking through the whole post here is a snippet.
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