Been slacking on my bloggage lately, so here's another.
Yes, I have finally made it to Chapter 30 (31,000 words) of my new kid's fantasy novel (ooh, for those of you paying attention, that's a tad more info). As I mentioned in my Dillon Family Reunion blog, I had a very inspired day, so most of that was written yesterday, finishing up the last bit tonight. I'm really excited about the last few chapters.
They took an interesting turn -- still staying on my outline, but taking a different path from point A to point B. And that slight change in direction found me feeling very at home with what I wrote. What I mean is, it felt like a new piece of my journey as a writer fell into place; the style, the setting, the mood, everything felt very unique and very ME. Not that the rest hasn't, but this REALLY did. ;o)
So, that made me very happy and excited.
Now, if you've been paying attention, you'll know that I'm very off schedule. My plan was to be done with this novel on Oct. 15th (3 days ago) so I could begin preparations for National Novel Writing Month. I was very uninspired there for a week or so and tried to fight through it. I made it, but it put me behind. On top of that, I have some new projects starting. I'm a little worried for next month, but not crushed. I am going to try to finish up the rest soon anyway.
On the other projects side, I'm lettering Noble Causes #15 and a Noble Causes Christmas Special, which I'm very excited about. A really cute story illustrated by Gabe Bridwell.
I'm also about to start coloring a hardcover graphic novel of mythology for a kid's publishing company. The key word is hardcover, because that will be my first. Graphic Novels don't often get a hardcover treatment.
And some various other stuff, but I need to get to bed, so I can get my days and nights flipped back around ... again.
As always, thanks for stoppin' by and keeping me inspired. Have a splendiferous day! ;o)