Writer's Report - Slow & Steady Wins the Race

It's been ages since I've posted! The good news is that I'm still alive and I'm writing, albeit the words aren't coming as quickly as I'd necessarily like. Writing has taken a back seat in the game of life, but I still manage to write several thousand words every week.

I'm 53K words into Sulan 2, which is tentatively entitled The Dome. This is my third draft and the first one that doesn't feel like a complete gut job. Yay! With any luck I'll have this draft wrapped up before the end of the year. I was hoping this novel would clock in somewhere between 55K - 60K words, although it appears it will probably be closer to 80K before I finish.

I've also had the privilege to critique several novels for friends of mine during the past few weeks. It's always fun to share the creative journey with my fellow writing buddies. Critiquing always brings a new awareness to my own writing and helps to keep me sharp. And what's more fun than talking about characters and story plots with friends? It's the stuff that keeps my soul warm.

Hope everyone out there in the blog world is well and enjoying journeys into books and writing.