Monday, July 30, 2012

Shindarin Rising: Second Draft Update 2

I've been going through the edits in the second draft. I've been told that I probably need to have the word count around 80,000 words. I'm currently only at 67,000 words. I've got a little bit of work to do on the book to get it up to par for agent aquisition. On the bright side, I have a published author who has a series of three books published doing a read over for me. I won't give out the name. I don't know what the author's thoughts on being called out in a blog are. I'm just really thankful that the author is willing to help me out. I know one thing for sure, I can use all the help I can get. I'm hoping to get back comments and feedback from that read through within the month. For now, my own editing will continue as I mull over where the extra fifteen to twenty thousand words are going to go. I'm also tinkering with a YA book that I had started a year or so back. It's in the early stages. I wouldn't even really call it as in the writing stage. I'm going to work on the outline for that book and see where it goes. It's tentatively called, Dreams of Heroes or Toralel: In the dreams of Heroes. I'm not one hundred percent sure which I'm going to go with, if either. Thanks for reading!

Jacob Donley

p.s. I have a mailing list if you would like to receive weekly emails of blog posts for the prior week along the right side of the main page. You can also find it on my Facebook author page. In most recent NEWS, NEWS, NEWS, I have my Google+ Author Page up. I'm trying to get a following on there as well. Every post here should also show up on that page. As I progress through my dream of becoming a published author, I hope to add photos, videos, and interviews there.