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WIP Wednesday

Book: Nether 3
Current Word Count: 42,449
 Draft 1:

Yes, I am actually posting today. =P And do you see that word count up there? Do you know what it means? It means progress my friends, something I've been struggling with too much lately. So I am happy to see it climb. There are another 10k words getting plugged in this week as well. Which means *drum roll*

I will be finished with this draft next week if not earlier!! I've already sent the first half of it out to my beta readers/CP's and I am eagerly awaiting the shredded  bits of paper they return to me. =P I know one of them said they were getting out their flamethrower and chainsaw and those are always good signs, right? Haha.

I've also got the artist working away on the cover and I am in the process of locking down an editor. Sadly mine is booked up, but I have been contacted by some really great free lance editors and having to choose just one is really hard because they all look so great!!

Anyhoo, here is the music muse that has been inspiring me as of late. Sorry if some of them are repeats, but hey, an author's play list is often put on repeat.

Counting Crows - Color Blind

Withing Temptation - What Have You Done Now

Bat for Lashes - I'm On Fir

Limp Bizkit - Behind Blue Eye 
 I love music. I really, really do. 

It's nice finally seeing the end of this novel in sight and bittersweet at the same time. I'll miss these characters. They've helped define me as a writer in ways I can't properly describe. I've never claimed to be the next J.K. Rowlings and I know these first three books aren't the next great novel series. However, they've shaped me and my writing. They've taught me to be brave and believe in my craft. I've grown with each one and I can never thank their muse enough. Nor all the friends and family who have believed in me along the way.  Letting go is hard and again, bittersweet.

Bonnie Rae

Comments

  1. Beautiful music. So good to see you making progress in that third novel--I am SUPER jealous! And you're right about writing and making progress as an artist. Practice makes all the difference!

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