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 ^_~
I'm finished! Draft one of my manuscript is done! I finished it just a little while ago, actually. Chapter 30 still need a polishing, but its solid.
I can't believe I got it this far...wow.
So now I'm going to be taking a week away from my book so I can begin the cover-to-cover edit with a fresh mind. I also need back ALL beta copies. This means that even if your reading for me, I need you to stop and return the copy you have.
The reason for this is that I'll be rewritting a lot of stuff, and I don't know how much is going to change. If you are reading one chapter and think "You need to fix this part here", it may be that I've cut that part completely, rendering your observation moot.
So yeah...I'm gonna need those back.
And thats all for me, folks. I'm off to make dinner and begin my week of relaxation. I'll return to work on the story next tuesday. Blogs may pop up every now and again, but I make no promises as the rewrite will probably take up a lot of my time. However, I will post as soon as I'm finished with the first round of editing.
Well, I finished chapter 29 last night. I didn't post a blog, however, because I was in serious need of some sleep. So I'm posting now, instead.
Anyway, I'm on my three day break and I'll be starting chapter 30 on saturday. Chapter 30 will be my last chapter for this book. After that there'll be the epilogue, and then I'll be taking a solid week away from the book before beginning the cover-to-cover edit. A lot will be cut, no doubt, but hopefully for the better.
Those of you who want to read the first few chapters, but aren't beta readers, will be able to view them online at www.authonomy.com as soon as I finish the first round of cutting and editing.
This book is going to be going through a lot of people before it goes out to agents. I figure I be looking for repersentation by my 25th birthday. Hopefully.
I may be starting the outline for "A Child and a Prophesy" sometime soon...like maybe over the next few days. Don't know yet....I'll keep you guys posted.
Well, I've a whole load of cleaning to get done, so I better hop to it. I'll catch you guys later.
Well, chapter 28 was finished last night and I'm only two chapters away from the end of the book. I'd been hoping to have it done by my b-day, but seeing as its in a few days, thats not going to happen, lol.
I have a load of editing to do once those last chapters are finished, and a month after finishing the epilogue, I'll be starting the next book. This means I'll be working on the second book as I edit the first one. Ought to be interesting XD
And thats all for me today, folks. I'm off to relax before I head to work. I'll be on break for the next three days, so work on chapter 29 will begin on saturday, the 8th. It has a large chunk already written(needs a bit of a rewrite though), so it should go fairly quick. Its also the first glimpse of Fairland's dangers, so I know I'm gonna be having a lot of fun with that.