Friday Writing Update

The Watchtower Series: Tales of the Demon

I’ve started the revision stage. There are 37 pages so far and if I revise two pages per day (excluding weekends and the four days I’ll be in Toronto), barring days I fall into procrastination mode I should have the revised WIP done around the beginning of December.  Hopefully by then I should have enough money to pay for the cover and editor.

I realized earlier this week there is one more book to write before I publish the first of two side novels. The first side novel THE SAINTS OF BELVEDERE ROAD was written several years ago and as my skills have improved since then I need to go through it and tighten it up in places and connect it more to the series. For those of you who critiqued it when it was up in The Online Writers Workshop, you’ll already know the plot.

I still haven’t put OF COVENS AND PACKS out in print yet. Again, it has to do with funds. I was hoping to take a few with me to Toronto, but looks like that’s not going to happen. Ah well. Maybe when my next payment from Smashwords comes in I’ll have enough.


Gothic Fiction Series: The Possession of Mercy Moreau

I changed the plot a bit and it rejuvenated the story. It’s a bit of a twist, and I’m hoping I can pull it off and lead the reader into thinking something that isn’t true. A red herring, if you will. I’m really excited about it, and this new idea fits perfectly. No need to do any major re-writes.  The best thing about this new plot idea, is that it made the story exciting for me again.


Paranormal Steampunk Series: Gutterchild

The more I work on this story, the longer it gets. It isn’t plot bunnies jumping up, it’s just so much happens that I’m afraid of leaving a scene out and then something not making any sense later on. I have a feeling this is going to be closer to a 100k novel than an 80k. That would make it the longest novel I’ve ever written. Right now it’s 23k and I’ve just started chapter 6, and there are seventeen chapters outlined so far. That will increase as I keep writing. I’m not one for really long books, and I could cut this first one into two if it gets too long. That way I could focus on establishing certain relationships instead of it feeling brushed over.

Actually, that’s a good idea considering the romantic entanglements in this novel. Great, I just added a new book to this series. I don’t know, we’ll see.


So how have the last couple weeks been for your writing?


About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

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