So my young adult novels tend to run about 55,000 words each. It's what works for me. I'm writing the last book in the series now. I am so excited, it's ridiculous. Three weeks from now, I'll be in the Florida Keys with my laptop. Writing will happen. There will be wine, too.
I. Cannot. Wait.
Anyway, just wanted to update my readers on how things were going. I write between 400-1000 words a day, five days a week, depending on how quiet the kids are. I write quickly. It's fun. I'm about 10,000 words in now, but the entire novel is outlined and I sort of just write by the seat of my pants.
I love writing my books because I feel like I'm watching my favorite show and I'm really, really engaged. Does that sound terrible? Anyway, I'm a huge fan of Game of Thrones at the moment. If you're familiar with that show, and you're a fan like me, you know how you sort of lean in towards the screen? Writing is like that for me. I can't wait for the next chapter. :)
Thank you for being so patient.
So I'm thinking I'll be done the first draft by September. The second draft should be ready by December. Third draft, fourth draft--well, it's just minor tweaking at that point. I might miss the 2013 deadline, and now I'm looking at a Spring 2013 release.
Wish me luck!