I’ve done the impossible.
I wrote a vampire tale that doesn’t fixate on romance and sex.
Who will read about vampires not having sex? I don’t know, but I suspect that there are plenty of fantasy readers out there that value relatable characters and emotion-driven plots.
I wrote “the end” today as I wrapped up the last scene in my vampire tale, and the feeling of completing a writing project (no matter the length) is phenomenal! 😊
This short story morphed into a novelette at around 14,000 words. It’s the second story I’ve written for publication using discovery writing aka the pantser method.
Progress Tracking: this is where I’m at …
- Planning/research – I let the ideas for this story play around in my mind for a few days and develop before putting pen to paper. ✔️
- Outline – A loose idea of the beginning and ending following the 3 act structure. ✔️
- Draft 1 – Took me about 6 weeks of writing 3 days a week for about 2 hours at a time. ✔️
- Feedback from beta readers – 1 week. ✔️
- Draft 2 … In progress
- Professional editing – 2 weeks.
- Draft 3
- Preparing Advance Reader Copies for book reviewers – 1 day.
- Proofreading – ?
- Final manuscript ready for publication
- Release date: 12/8/20 🌟
Now that I’m in the editing phase I will develop my book launch plan and start introducing my new main character and her paranormal world to you.
A heartfelt thank you to all those providing beta reading at this time. You are incredibly supportive. ❤️