Wow. I'm now on Chapter 8 of my new novel, about 7,400 words in. Things are starting to flow a bit more smoothly. I think I've fallen into the groove. I'm still pretty sure this one will require some heavy editing, but we'll see.
Recently talking about this on the Absolute Write forums, the topic was chapter size. Mine tend to be pretty short, about 4-6 pages, with little *** breaks in between. I love the pace of books with short chapters. I don't like being in the middle of a 30-page chapter, knowing that I have so far still to go before there is a real break, and I don't like stopping in between chapters. And when they are consistently shorter, I seem to read more, knowing that it's only a few more pages until the next one, then a few more to the next, and so on. So, I've kind of naturally picked up that quicker pace in terms of chapters and sub-chapter breaks. It feels like you're accomplishing little goals to encourage you to keep going.
Oh, and I'm coming up on Part Two of the story, which is where some really fun stuff starts to happen.
Let's see, what else have I been up to? Well, I'm about to start coloring a hardcover graphic novel for a kid's publisher that I'm really excited about. Can't tell you anything about that yet. Did some sketches to show to some big company to see about getting a really cool gig. That tells you nothing. Working on the next page of that Nightwing story.
I'll try to be on later tonight with a little something to show you. Thanks for stoppin' by!
* Edit - Well, scratch that. No artwork to show. But I did add that very abstract visual hint at my novel up at the top. ;o)