Elizabeth D. Marie Fiction Author

Elizabeth D. Marie Fiction Author
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Validate!

Well, I made it. I nearly forgot to validate my word count in time for my CampNaNoWriMo novel. I mean, what would happen to my "official" bragging rights then? Horrors.

So where is my novel now that it is written? Printed and covered in pen and pencil marks, strike-through lines and arrows as I shuffle and reshuffle paragraphs. It may be a messy novel at this point, hardly understandable in places, however that is exactly the point of this exercise: Dropping a mutilated mess off the printer and into my lap to be attacked and dissected as needed.

Now comes the editing, which I refused to allow myself room to do during the mad rush of word count goals. It can be a dangerous fight sometimes, but I prevailed.

This has put me in the mood for NaNoWriMo in November, one of the main reasons I look forward to the change of seasons, as I am not a fan of cold weather. I have a few projects in the works to finish until then: "When Shadows Gather" as the next installment for Web of Time, as well as a few stand-alone novels that are nearly complete.

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. I would love to know what you all have been reading this year. I have a reading stack a mile high, as I can't seem to resist any intriguing looking book. My ongoing quest is getting through them all. Guilty.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Camp NaNoWriMo

It is officially Summer time! Camp NaNoWriMo is in full swing and I am so enjoying meeting and chatting with the other authors in my "cabin" as we all face this exciting challenge together. I have set my goal at 15,000 words for this month, as I am working on a novelette to follow my latest release "The James Haak Legacy."

If you would like to keep updated on my day-to-day word count progress: http://campnanowrimo.org/campers/elizabeth-d-marie/novels/the-haak-family-reunion

So, as I continue writing and editing and formatting my various projects, I'll encourage you to take a look at my Captain Thorne of the SS Daring series, available on the iBookstore and FamilyBuddy.com as well as my Web of Time series, if you haven't already.

Also, if you haven't had a chance yet, you can read an excerpt of the first Captain Thorne book right here on my blog! Just take a gander at the right side links beneath "Pages."

I will also be adding an excerpt of the first Web of Time book, so be sure to check that out too!

Meanwhile, I'm off to battle today's word count goal. Argh!