Progress on The Healer's Touch
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The Healer's Touch 90,000 of 90,000 words
|22-Jul-10 10:37pm||1,017||And it's completed. The first draft is done and I've reached my goal right on the nose! My first book I've written to 90,000 words. Let the revisions and editing BEGIN!||90,000|
|8-Jun-10 8:51pm||382||Brand spankin' new Chapter One added, on recommendation of one of the judges from one of the contests I entered this in. Must say, it's a better start, helps roll into the original chap 1.||78,029|
|25-May-10 3:41pm||1,446||Success! I'm on the down hill slide! I just need to keep it going!||73,916|
|22-Apr-10 7:39pm||16,944||New way wasn't working right, went back and returned the whole 20,000+ words I cut out. We'll see what happens from here on out.||69,521|
|30-Mar-10 8:32am||523||Showdown between the sisters. Rachel is learning to have an adult like attitude toward Leah.||51,596|
|26-Mar-10 4:29pm||994||Story is coming along better. Decided to bring all the characters together now. Should be interesting to see where they take me from here.||51,073|
|25-Mar-10 1:15pm||589||Flowing much better. I know for sure I went off the path and what I'm writing now is the right one.||50,079|
|23-Mar-10 9:04am||994||About 20,000 some words were cut, the plot wasn't working, it was horrible and I took out 3 months worth of work to start over from this point on. I think I have the kinks worked out and will try to work in the cut scenes.||49,264|
|1-Nov-09 6:46am||765||Here comes the boat, and here comes trouble!||47,706|
|20-Oct-09 12:40pm||804||New scenes developing. They're a bit stiff and short, was having some difficulty getting them to come to me. Two scenes in Ezra and Jesse's POVs. Need to flesh them more. Possibly go back to early part of book and bring in Jesse's history.||46,941|
|15-Oct-09 9:31am||887||Leah has a God moment. This one feels right unlike the last scene I tried to do.||46,137|
|13-Oct-09 11:09am||1,264||Rachel and Jesse back on the scene. Wrapped up the once scene with Leah. Onto an Ahaz scene and back to Leah, I think.||45,250|
|12-Oct-09 4:47pm||24||I actually wrote about 1,713 words today, but I didn't remove the ## from the scene I deleted. In the end I wrote 24 more words than I had since August. The story has finally freed up after writing 2 bad scenes. My new goal is to finish by the end of the year so I can get this off to the editors. But we'll see.
Leah has reached Kansas City and is waiting for the steamboat that her sister is on to arrive. She has no idea Rachel and Jesse have fled and are on foot trying to reach KC. Ezra is waiting in the wings. And Ahaz will have some say soon.
|7-Oct-09 4:42pm||1||I had to delete an entire scene, it wasn't working and it didn't help me none. I'm a bit stuck on this story now that I'm back from the conference. I think it's too much going on.||43,962|
|13-Aug-09 1:12pm||400||Still Leah, having a God moment.||43,297|
|12-Aug-09 4:04pm||1,224||Okay, if I keep this up, I can have the majority of this book written before the conference.||42,897|
|12-Aug-09 8:04am||625||Added a bit more before bed. Back to Leah for a spell.||41,673|
|11-Aug-09 8:01pm||181||More revision/editing words in the 1st 3 Chapters.||41,048|
|10-Aug-09 1:51pm||234||These are revision/edits on the 1st 3 chapters. Trying to get it cleaned and polished enough for the ACFW conference.||40,867|
|6-Aug-09 2:59pm||453||Past the half-way point word-count wise. Rachel and Jesse still center stage.||40,633|
|5-Aug-09 4:41pm||2,684||What an intense scene between Jesse and Rachel and Ahaz! Phew, that was fun!||40,180|
|4-Aug-09 9:33am||245||Leah and Ezra have parted ways for the moment. But she won't get far. Jesse has to find a way out of his problem.||37,496|
|4-Aug-09 8:05am||459||Looks like Jesse and Rachel will be the stars for a bit.||37,251|
|27-Jul-09 10:40am||784||Still going strong, I hope. Want to pound out about 1,500 or more on this. We'll see.||36,792|
|26-Jul-09 10:38am||407||Finally worked out the kinks and found out what was making me stuck on this. I'm back in the groove.||36,008|
|13-Jul-09 12:08pm||568||I'm struggling with this scene. Normally individual scenes come to me easily, but it's taken almost 2 weeks to write this one and I'm not sure if it's the right time or place for it. Real tempted to cut it out and save it in my cut scenes folder and take a different approach. I'm a crossroads here.||35,601|
|17-Jun-09 10:16am||2,086||I should really write more in the morning, before I turn on the Mac and get hooked on e-mail and playing around on the internet. I've surpassed my weekly word count of 2,500 words. I'm aiming for 35,000+ words this week, might get more than that. More than made up for the lack of work last week.||34,356|
|10-Jun-09 3:38pm||1,156||Woohoo! Got a baby-sitter and went to my local coffee place and wrote for 3 hours.||31,401|
|3-Jun-09 3:21pm||765||Oh, I've passed my 2,500 weekly goal in 3 days. If I keep this up, I'll have the book done. Just hoping the plot works out for me and the story flows. Not too mention, the characters are at their best.||28,560|
|2-Jun-09 2:02pm||793||Yesterday started my BIAW goal of writing at least 2,500 words a week. I'm trying to finish this book by sometime in July so I can revise and then pitch it at the ACFW conference in Sept. So, far, so good. I hoped to write at least 420 words a day for 6 days. Finding that when I actually sit down and write, I can write.||27,795|
|15-May-09 2:06pm||830||Oh yeah! Made 20,000 words this week. Unbelievable. I love this story. Really hoping I can keep he momentum going.||20,127|
|18-Apr-09 2:19pm||502||Written on the way to Veisha and while we were at Hickory Park. I hated how I ended one scene and deleted quite a bit of it, then came up with a better way to wrap it up. The next scene with the hero is giving me fits tho.||7,668|
|14-Apr-09 12:51pm||709||More to come, pausing to give my back a break.||7,166|
|2-Apr-09 8:13am||493||It's coming to me, slow but surely. Had to spend most of the afternoon writing up backstory on the H/h.||3,547|
|31-Mar-09 6:09pm||290||Stalling big time on this. Wonder if my current scene is the reason, or that I'm a fish out of water in writing a historical.||3,054|
Two women on the run from the men who killed their parents for a secret their father hid. A riverboat gambler looking for redemption from mistakes that cost him everything. A rancher searching for a reason to love again. Four people hurting, will they allow God to heal their wounds and find love?