Thursday, March 5, 2009

An Update on the new YA novel

As some of you may know, I've been working on a YA novel since late December. I've hit the 19,000 word mark and I'm amazed! I think I am almost halfway done with it, so in another three or four months (if I keep up this pace) I should have it completed.

This book is my baby. It's the first time I've ever worked on a novel for so long without getting bored. I contribute that to a couple of things. One, I was forced to write a full-length novel for my grad school thesis. That process taught me the discipline and drive I need to make it through this project. Two, the topic is something very close to my heart. It's a realistic and gritty novel and I can't seem to put it down. I'm invested in these characters and I want to see them succeed. I can't abandon them now.

So, if you don't see me blogging for awhile, that's why. I'm off writing a novel!


Dawn Embers said...

Yay! I can't wait to read more of it. Keep up the writing.

Anonymous said...

yay! way to go! keep it up! can't wait to read it!

Laurie said...

Yay! (to echo the other two great starts)

I'm so excited about your novel.