Monday, December 12, 2011 | By: Angela Brown

Do You Know Where You're Going To?

It is now December and I'm in rewrite mode with all three of my novels in progress.
NO COUNTRY FOR FAE FOLK (my NaNo-baby) - has a new beginning and new word count of 1,400 words.
UNCOMMON is also getting a bit of a change to the beginning.  Working on the POV.  I was going with two first person POV from the male and the female perspective.  I'm trying something a bit different, want to see how it works out.  Barely got a page done, but I think I like what I have.  It will help me with my NEO aspect of this and other novels I want to include in the NEO chronicles.
AMONG DRAGONS AND MEN is doing well.  I have a ways to go but I've been blessed with some query edits that have me excited to rock out the rest of this manuscript and get it all pretty and shiny for an agent.

How are you doing so far?

38 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome Angela. It sounds like you know where you're going. And that's great you're working on two projects.

Joanna said...

Congrats on those query edits for Among Dragons and Men. What do you mean by your NEO aspect?

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Angela -- It's awesome to have several projects in progress and know exactly what you need to do with each of them! Congrats on finishing the year in a really good place!

I have a brand new WIP, 7k right now. Not sure where it's heading yet, but I'm excited for it.

And I'm waiting for an editorial letter on the book that sold this past August. Anxiously waiting. Chewing-on-fingernails waiting.

Maria Zannini said...

You sound like you're chugging along great.

I am a month behind. Oy!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Still planning what I'll write next.
I feel so lazy...

Angela Brown said...

Natalie - I'm certainly trying...boy am I trying lol!!!

Joanna - NEO is actually the overall umbrella for what I hope is several novels. NEO is Network of Extraordinaires and Otherwordlies. UNCOMMON is the first of what I hope will grow into many others under this umbrella.

Dianne - It so rocks that you sold one of your novels. Keep working hard on and please, if you don't mind, keeping me abreast of when you get closer to launch. If there's anything I can do to help, please let me know.

Maria. I'm moving with the speed of molasses but a "can do" spirit like The Little Engine that Could :-)

Alex - It's the holidays. Even the Ninja Captain can take a short break in the shadows :-) lol!!!

Tara Tyler said...

what a multi tasker! way to go!
and good luck querying. i hope to next month!

Charity Bradford said...

Yay! Sounds like things are moving forward for you. Keep it up.

I need to go post my BofaN post. Oo, lol birth of a novel shortens to Bofan. sorry, too little sleep. :)

Just Another Day in Paradise said...

Working on more than one WIP at a time. Holy crap! I'm confused working in one. Trying to finish up my Nano project. I wound up at 80k words but still need some middle work. The let down after Nano was serious for me. Having a hard time getting back into the groove. Still plugging away.

Angela Cothran said...

I'm adding to my NaNo WIP a little at a time. December isn't a great writing month for me.

David P. King said...

That's an ambitious goal. Here's to you reaching it! :)

Julie Dao said...

Good luck with all of your projects, Angela! Sounds like you will be one busy lady for a while! I'm just coming out of the revising/rewriting stage myself but there are many more miles to go before I sleep... sigh :)

Reece said...

You can work on all three at once??? So jealous! I can only handle on thing at a time.and even that seems like to much sometimes! Anyhoo, good luck with all of them! I hope I get to see some of them soon!

Angela Brown said...

Tara - Multi-tasking keeps me on my toes. Plus, my characters have a hard time not talking to me when I'm trying to just do one thing so I try to give them fair time to flow.

Charity - Bofan!! lol!!!

Just Another Day in Paradise - Luckily for me, two of the projects are ones I've been working on for a while so the characters are strong and know what they want...Now if I can just understand them better myself.

Angela C. - December can be a hard month with so many things going on. I can truly understand.

David - nothing like having three novels hooting to be free to get the goal-setting going. Thanks for the encouragement.

Reece - Two thumbs up! You will certainly do that, Reece. Oh yes, sir.

Angela Brown said...

Julie - Glad you've made some wonderful progress with your revising/rewriting stage. And yes, there will be more to go...But hold on...grab that nap :-)

raelynbarclay said...

You sound way more organized than I feel at the moment, LOL. Keep on, keeping on Angela!

Jenna Cooper said...

Wow, you've been hard at work! Definitely impressive. I've had finals coming up, so I've let my W.I.P sit. I hope to be finished with my finals on Wednesday and start revising Thursday--two weeks after I finished it.

Clarissa Draper said...

All your projects sound exciting. Hope the re-writes go well. I'm working on my next book and I'm about 14,000 words in.

Cate Masters said...

My NaNo story's still at 35k, as it took an unexpected turn and I'm not sure I like it. But I went back and polished off an older novella, and it feels great to finally finish that.
Congrats on all your hard work! It will pay off for you.

Mike Keyton said...

It's a wonderful feeling when things are rolling. Good on you. At present my present WIP is stuck at 60K and in the molasses of Christmas. Hope to start again in the New Year.

marlenedotterer said...

Good job keeping everything straight. It sounds like you've got some good, solid steps to take.

"Network of Extraordinaires and Otherwordlies." I love it!

Barbara Ann Wright said...

Wow, so many projects at once! How do you keep them all straight?

I'm editing my nano. And editing. And editing. ^_^

Bethany Elizabeth said...

Congrats on knowing where you're going. :) Well, as much as we can ever know, anyway. :) I, personally, have no idea where I'm off to, but I'll let you know. :D

Ciara said...

I'm working on book II of my YA Battle for Souls series that is under contract while promoting my debut novel, The Curse of Gremdon.

Thank you so much for taking the time to check out the book trailer.

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

You're awesome, girl. I told you, I'm an awe on how you manage to write more than one book at the time, but I'm gonna take your advice and try that too. You rock!

Lydia Kang said...

You're so good at multitasking. I can only do one novel at a time. :)

Angela Brown said...

Raelyn - Thanks! LOL!! Still keeping on :-)

Jenna - School is uber important so I wish you all the best with that. This is a good time to let your WIP sit and marinate for a while too.

Clarissa - I'm only able to cross my legs for luch since I need my eyes to see and fingers to type but if I'm able to maintain a steady pace, the rewrites should be decent.

Cate - Greats news on your completed novella!! Perhaps your NaNo story needs a moment to chill before you get back to it and figure out how best to get what you want out of it.

Mike - 60k words is a big accomplishment. The holidays can put a halt to things sometimes. But starting anew with the new years sounds awesome.

Marlene - I think that's what I feel best about. I have direction with all three works. And thanks, I'm hoping NEO works out for bigger and greater things.

Barbara - I keep my projects organized in folders, subfolders and detailed descriptions for names of the files. That way I know what I'm working or what other documents to reference. The folder system keeps things apart physicall while my mind has it's own fragmented system. I'm not sure how that happened, but thankfully it works for me.

Bethany - I look forward to hearing about whatever adventure comes your way :-)

Ciara - Yes! I loved your book trailer. You and hubby did a great job.

Angela - It certainly keeps my mind from idling. After all, an idle mind is the devil's playground...or so the old sages tell us.

Lydia - With the information you work with on a daily basis, I'm in awe of you period :-) Like your post today just blew me away.

Gina said...

I so wish I could say I'm almost finished with my project. I'm at
45K, which is great, but it took me forever to get there and I have a feeling it will take just as long to pound out the home stretch.

Good luck with your new baby!

Cherie Colyer said...

You have been busy. It's a great feeling to make progress on your work.

I'm looking forward to hearing more about your books. :)

Shelley Munro said...

Happy writing. It sounds as if you're all under control.

Angela Brown said...

Gina - You are right that 45k is great. Even if it takes a bit of time, remaining true to the goal will see you through.

Cherie - True. When NaNo ended, it's almost like my real writing just got started, and I'm excited about it.

Shelley - Well, got it about as under control as I can get it :-)

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Sounds like your running on all cylinders, Angela! Great work! And in answer to your question, I have no idea where I'm going :)

Jolene Perry said...

I love making lists for things i want to get done.
LOVE.

Angela Brown said...

Susanna - LOL!! You're too funny.

Jolene - I'm not the best at making lists but I'm trying to get better at it. It really helps.

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Yay for multiple projects! You sound like me! :D Good luck with edits and keep us updated when you start querying! ;)

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Chantele. This blog will be the first place I'll update when I get the rewrite done and actually try to query.

EEEEKKK!

Sophia Chang said...

I still need to finish my NaNo novel, which is technically a massive rewrite of a previous two NaNo novels lol

(Angela when are you going to turn off word verification? Did I point you to my post about that yet?)

Angela Brown said...

LOL! @ myself. I knew there was something I forgot when I updated my page. Thanks for the reminder, Sophia :-)

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