19 December 2012

Tackling the NaNo and New Cover reveal

As we race, flailing, towards the end of the year - or, the end of the world, if you follow that - I've begun work editing what I wrote last month.  My still untitled monstrosity is going to be submitted to LT3 for their upcoming serial deadline, and I'm really hoping they like it as much as I hate it. XD No really, I do like it, it's just that I've spent so much time with these characters that I'm kind of sick of them for the time being.

See?  It's ginormous! And to think I wrote all of that in a madcap 26 days. *is proud and a bit afraid* So I'm breaking out one of my Christian Bibles, my roomie's random file of psychology notes on the Bible and being gay, and my editing cap. I know I'm going to be cutting a good portion of what I wrote last month because it doesn't fit where I want this to go currently, but I'm sure I'll end up using the scenes sometime. :3

In other news, I got the cover for the volume/round of Rocking Hard that my story 'Put You in a Song' is being included in.  

Isn't it pretty? I'm not ashamed to say I'm totally in love with it. :D 'Put You in a Song' doesn't release in the serial line-up until August; which means, once I clear the nervousness of 'Seraphim' being released into the wide world, I've got a number of months to recoup before having to do it again. XD

Now I know I said I was going to release another short into the world for Christmas, but I'm sad to say that it isn't going to happen this year.  The characters refuse to cooperate with the rewrite, so I'm setting it aside for now, to work on other projects, and will try tackling it at a later date.



  1. Wow, that pile of paper seems really thick! How long is your book? ^_^

    Yeah, the Roking Hard cover is soooo pretty!

  2. As of right now, it's 53,000 words long; but I've got a massive amount of editing to do, so it's definitely going to change length. :3 I'm hoping to have the post-nano rewrite end up around 45K.

    I like how the Rocking Hard cover is so much less sedate than the Kiss Me at Midnight cover. XD Though, I adore that cover too.

    1. I've never been able to finish NaNo with one novel. I'm too obsessed with having a good first draft, so that I don't have to rewrite much afterwards. :3 Maybe I'm just lay. :-P

      Yeah, I love both sets of covers, even if they are so unlike ^__^

    2. *laughs* My first drafts are always a mess since I can't plot or outline things until after I've already written them; a minor conundrum. This year was my 10th NaNo, and 7th 'win'; although, it's the 1st time I've turned around and attempted to polish/rewrite the initial draft for submission less than 3 months after I completed it.

    3. Oh wow, 10 years of NaNo and 7th win! I don't think I've ever won properly (I've done it maybe 5 years I think?). I have won by writing on different stories like a time or two, but I've never managed one novel in 30 days. >__<

      I'm bad at plotting and outlining too and things usually change during the book, so I have to go back and edit a lot of stuff when it's done. :-P