Welcome to the official blog of Hannah Hounshell. Here you can follow along with me as I stumble along the path to publication. Let's just hope I don't fall into too many potholes along the way. Wish me luck ^_~
Chapter 27 is polished up and done. I was just going to move things along and start chapter 28, but it has a big fight scene thingie in it and I need a little time to work out the snarls before I try to put it on paper.
So, I'm gonna be taking my usual three day break, and I'll be starting chapter 28 sometime on tuesday. In the meantime, I'll be working out the major scene to come and painting.
Note to other artists...don't try to fix a painting late at night right before you go to bed. It never goes well.
Luckily, when I made that mistake last night I was able to fix my blunder...mostly.
Anyway, I have a whole bunch of dishes to do, and laundry as well. I won't be posting a clip from chapter 26 as I can't figure out which one to use that doesn't give away anything too terribly important. Phooey.
So...sorry bout that. XD
And I better get started on those dishes. Dinner would probably be a good idea, too...Toodles!
So, I was skimming through some links from www.authonomy.com when I came across this blog by an agent's assitant calling themself the Rejecter. Their blogs were pretty insightful and I learned some interesting stuff.
And then I found out what it means to have your book type-set....it means each page only has 250-300 words on it. So, out of curiousity, I checked my word count and devided it by 250.
Which turned my manuscript from a little over 400 pages, to being well over 800 pages....Oi.
So needless to say, I have a lot of cutting to do when I get finished. The good news, however, is that this means since I'll be typing double-spaced instead of single-spaced I'll be done with chapters sooner.
In fact, I'm pretty much done with chapter 27. It just needs a hefty polish seeing as it's one of the roughest chapters I've turned out in a while. Tomorrow is a day off for me, so I'll put the polish on it then. Right now I have a painting to work on and laundry to run through.
Another chapter is in the bag! I just finished chapter 26 and now I have only four chapters left to write before this book is finished.
I say book, and not story, because this is part of a trilogy. The story is nowhere near done. Next is the "A Child and a Prophesy" and I'm already getting little clips to scribble down.
It's freaking awesome XD
Since the next book is going to have quite a few of the mythical beasts showing up, I've been working on breeds and designs. It's also because of my current cast's journey through fairland in the book I'm writting now, but yeah. It needs to be done either way...plus it's fun
Anyway, thats all I have tonight. Work on chapter 27 will begin sometime Tuesday after my usual three day break. As for right now...it's bedtime.
Another chapter is done, and boy is it a long one. I just looked at the clock and realized it's 3:55am, so I'm going to keep this short.
I now have just five chapters left to write, and then it'll be time for the cover to cover edit/rewrite. It feels so wierd to be planning the details of those last few chapters, but awesome. Hopefully my characters won't have too many surprises for me.
I'm off to bed and to enjoy my three day break before tackling the next chapter. Since I got so many views on the last blog, I decided to go ahead and post a very small snippet from chapter 24. Its part of a scene between Kristal, and the villan of this story. Shadow calls him Saluh(means "nameless" in her peoples tongue) because they don't know his name, and because he's a sick bastard....yeah...
Anyway, here it is....
“I should’ve just let you die”, I rasped as the chameleon adjusted his grip and yanked my head to the side.
Saluh shrugged. “Maybe you think that now, but you didn’t then. And whether you like it or not, you’re going to help me again.”
“Over my dead body”, I hissed, “or better yet, yours.”
Yeah, I know...not much to it, but it stood out for some reason. Or maybe I just need to stop posting blogs in the wee hours of the morning. Either way, I'm heading to bed now.