Wow late post, eh? Sorry, it was campaign night, so I was running our table top League group. Lots of fun, but I may be putting too much emphasis on the world and not enough on the players. In fairness, though, we did have a player leave, so ... Anyway.
Today I just wanted to touch base on where I am and where I'm going from here again. I've been getting in a lot of reviews from my Betas, which is great. They're saying of a lot of the same things, which most prominently seems to be "more description, more detail." Sadly... I'm not in a position to do that at the moment. See, I'm sitting at 136,000 words. I need to be at 110,000. If I can cut out entire scenes or even chapters that are unnecessary, then I'll have lots of room to go back in and expand descriptions and details. And trust me, I really, really want to.
So what happens after this? Well, I'll be in this round of betas for a while, then I'll give it another go through in editing, give a final round of betas the chance to check it out, and then... time to submit to agents! And that's really scary, so I'm going to stop talking about it for now. I've ranted enough on it before.
So what's waiting for me after that? Well, it could be months before I hear back from agents, if I hear anything at all. I have to keep busy, and I have a few options. First off, I'm going to try to get more hours at my university job when class is back in session. It'll be good to keep my mind off things for the time being. Beyond that, I'll need to start a new project and, really, I'm still not certain which one to begin writing next. It's kind of a moot point until I finish the short story I'm on now, but I really should be thinking about it.
After all that... you know... I think it might be time for another adventure.
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