VKBook2 is framed out. I have the beginning roughly formed; I have the middle that needs filling out; I have the ending chapters and even better--an ending sentence!--which surprised me as I never have ending sentences until the end but this is the ending sentence and I knew it when I saw it. I have around 77,0000 words now and would like to have more, but it is what it is. I want to add at least 20,000 more, but I am not going to think of "words" but instead just write. However, it's nice to see that number, since it seems not that long ago I threw out 30,000 words and at that time had less than 50,000. la tee dah....wheeeeeeeeeeeee!
Now comes the filling out and the adding and subtracting and multiplying and dividing. This is a fun part, too - I'm not at the stage where I am looking at it with too critical an eye; it is still a creative fun part. I add dialogue, scenes, etc. But with a "beginning, middle, end" I have more of a hindsight and foresight so to speak, and in that way can better see the entire picture of where Virginia Kate is going and has been in this second book. I have to keep in mind a few things in Tender Graces (VK book 1). I can move things around if I need to or whatever. It's a living breathing manuscript.
It is almost the end of June and I can't believe it. Thank you for continuing to stop by. I do try to visit everyone at least on Sundays - I hope you will bear with me as I try to complete this second novel and get it to Bellebooks by summer's end!
My brother sent me a photo of my adoptive mom, my dad, two of my brothers, and me one summer in Shreveport, La. Look at the teetored mailbox! Look how rumpbled and wearied we look. I wonder why we look so rumpled and weary in this photo? Do you have a story to tell about us in this photo?