I thought it was about time to give a quick update on where I'm standing with my short story and the editing of The Paladin. I'm certainly keeping busy, even between shifts filming and editing for the local university.
For the short story, which I still haven't decided on a name for, I'm approaching the end. I should certainly have it done by the end of the month, so I hope you're looking forward to some more Paladin lore. In much the same way Val's Blog isn't directly tied to The Paladin, this new story is set in the background. And the past. The past background. That. I'm a writer.
Anyway, I'm really enjoying this one as it has required a lot of research on things I just wasn't familiar with. I had no idea when I started this little story that I'd need to know the population density of the US in 1909. Or what the heck a helio-gyrocopter is. Or that when I finally need glasses, I think I'm going with a ponce nez like Theodore Roosevelt.
On the main novel side, editing is coming slowly but surely. I've gotten a couple new sources of reviews to assist with me deciding what goes and what stays, but I definitely need more. Again, if you're interested, feel free to contact me through this blog or using my Contact Page.
I've managed to remove a huge chunk, basically dropping an entire chapter. That helped immensely, but I still haven't quite dropped below 140, 000 words. I should be able to clear that hurdle over this weekend without issue, but it's still kind of a bummer to see that number stand so intransigent.
What about you guys? How's NaNoWriMo treating you? Making your word goals? Month's almost over... Tick. Tock.
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.