Now the rush of Christmas is over, oh yeah and the power is back on, I’m back to work on my manuscript…my young adult novel that I’ve been working on (see blog post http://jennnadams.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/the-next-big-thing/ ).
I was curious about my word count…again…and I’m a little short of 5K words from being 40K total. Well, almost 5K, I just rounded up…not sure if that’s a good idea in the writer’s world. However, I already knew it wasn’t finished before I did the word count. I’ve already completed a first draft and found out that I have to add some details here and there, cut a part off the ending, and lengthen the last chapter. I got in a rush and put everything in the last chapter; I just left out a lot of details…bad habit of mine that I’m trying hard to break. I’m getting close to breaking it though.
The part about being a good story teller is, to show people what you see, instead of telling your story like it is. Imagine a blind person going to an action movie without any way of knowing what’s going on; all they can hear is what’s being said and the sound effects from the big screen. If it were me, I would be asking every two seconds what the heck is happening, what was that, what’s going on?! Now I just have to take this into effect myself.
Tomorrow I’ll post where my information for my novel came from.