Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sixty-three percent

Hello, faithful blog readers!

I realized I have been obsessing over a percentage. Today when someone asked me how things were going on my next book, I answered that I am 63% of the way through the rewrite. You see, I've calculated that I need to rewrite roughly 3% of my book each night in order to reach my goal. And my current goal (so I've informed my writer's group) is to reach 80% by August 29. It's been a while since I've done the math, and I've skipped a day here and there -- and will miss more due to an upcoming wedding -- but overall I'm sticking with my 3%.

But here's the problem: the 3% of Chapter 16 might be a whole lot easier than the 3% of Chapter 22, for example. So some parts slow me down, while others I breeze through. I'm just hoping that if I keep my eye on the goal, I'll get there. Don't give up on me yet.

In the meantime, I am also needing to rewrite my Western short story, which you will be seeing sometime before "Shifter" comes out.

Also, I wanted to say two final things. First, a reminder that "Shifter" is not intended for the same audience as "Dragon's Destiny"--so I do not recommend it for children younger than 13, but I think anyone in high school or older will be able to appreciate the themes as well as the mild adult content (language, etc.). Secondly, thank you, thank you, thank you for anyone who's bothered to (or plans to) leave a review of "Dragon's Destiny" on Amazon! You guys are amazing!

Heather Kennison