Thursday, September 29, 2016

Daily Goals, Part Four

I finished chapter 35 and am currently at 100,452 words. One more chapter to go!

I got through most of the chapter 36 outline, but didn't finish the dialogue yesterday: I got hung up researching coronation ceremonies, and then I had an idea that grew organically out of that research which would add some pizzazz to this scene but which also has plot ramifications for the next book, so I had to think that through (I decided to go for it), and THEN I had a difference of opinion with myself about whether a character's engagement should be broken or not. I did get the first bit of dialogue done, but now I have a complex scene's worth of discussion between two nobles who aren't sure they want to be engaged to each other any more.

Goal for today: finish the dialogue, and get as far as I can into the chapter.

I don't think I'm finishing today, but for sure tomorrow.


  1. I do not imagine that means I'll get to read it any time soon? Draft 1 - it's too much to hope, right?

  2. I am so very, very glad you brought that up. Actually... unless I am super deluded and have a nasty surprise awaiting for me when I read the draft... I think I might be ready for betas as early as late November. If you're game, I would be overjoyed to have you read it then.

    Kyla, that goes for you too, if you're out there. I know you have a new baby (congratulations!), so I expect nothing! But I'd be thrilled to have you beta again too if you want to.

  3. Whee! Eh, baby sleeps on the nursing pillow and I can read and type. I'd be happy to beta again!


  4. Woo-hoo! That is so awesome. Thanks so much!