The Dark Lands Book 2 Week 2

Week 2 has gone smoothly. The story is coming together nicely and I feel good about the direction I am taking the story. My characters continue to surprise me. The process of writing has gone from something I struggled to stay consistent with to something I look forward to doing everyday.

As I was updating my word count on my blog yesterday I chuckled at how far I have come since the first book. I remember when I hit 10,000 words on the first book. I was so excited that I posted on Twitter. This continued to be my routine every time I hit a nice round number. I hit 10,000 words on book 2 and didn’t even blink. Knowing that I have already written 80,000 words has given me the confidence to not worry about word counts.

I also love that I am always thinking about writing. The plot and story are constantly running through my head. I wake up in the morning thinking about the story. I go to sleep at night thinking about the story. It is like the writing part of my brain has gone into overdrive. It is better than coffee. When I finish writing for the day I am always jazzed. As soon as I hit the save button I start thinking about tomorrow’s writing.

On the 1st book front, I have not heard from the first agent I sent the book off to but I am not sweating it. I didn’t expect much for the first submission. I am also having two more people go through the book for typos. It will be as close as I can get it to typo free. Once I hear from the first agent I will decide what I am going to do next with book 1.

I have not missed my daily writing goal on book 1 or book 2 and feel confident in my ability to hit my deadlines. That being said I should be done with the first draft of book 2 around October 1. I almost feel like a real writer.

About csdaley

C.S. Daley was born in California but has spent most of his life in his imagination. His first short story written in third grade, the now classic "Close Encounters of the Turd Kind," was sold to his next door neighbor for a quarter. The neighbor promptly demanded a refund. An unhealthy obsession with the writings of Neil Gaiman, Christopher Moore, and Terry Pratchett have left his mind warped and broken. He spends most of his evening swilling down coffee while tapping at a keyboard under the watchful eyes of his kittens. They are there to make sure he doesn't snap. He likes to write fantasy for adults and teens.

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