Woo! Over Halfway There!

Sword and Crown

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23,000 / 35,000

And now, more magic, more sex and the showdown with the big bad. I’d hoped to be about another 3K ahead by this point in the weekend but I didn’t get much writing done in the daytime yesterday and last night I honed the big scene, which I quite like. Still, I’ll be finished by Monday night, Tuesday at the latest.

The struggle has been pacing because as I’ve said, I don’t normally write novellas. I’m tempted to go into too much detail on external stuff – which I can do in my novels. But I like the intensity of focus in a novella. I just don’t know if I’ll be doing any more until the end of summer/beginning of fall.

I like trying new things. Sudden Desire is my first quickie (12K words) and Sleight of Hand was my first novella at 25K so the challenge with S&C was in being more detailed but not too detailed that I didn’t keep the focus on Rhea and Jax. It’s fun and I learn new things as I go and it keeps me from being bored.

5 comments to “Woo! Over Halfway There!”

  1. Shelli Stevens
    May 21st, 2006 at 2:27 pm · Link

    I think my first novella was a little hard. But now I’m sooo addicted. I almost prefer it to writing full length novels! LOL.

    Congrats on making it past the halfway point! I love those counters!

  2. Charlene Teglia
    May 21st, 2006 at 6:36 pm · Link

    It is kind of fun to work with different lengths, isn’t it? Congrats on your progress with Sword and Crown!

  3. Shelli Stevens
    May 21st, 2006 at 11:27 pm · Link

    Okay, I bought your book Triad, the first one. I’m excited to read it, but it’ll take awhile before I actually get the time. It looks great! An RR from Fallen Angels!

  4. Sasha White
    May 22nd, 2006 at 12:13 am · Link

    Half way!! Way to go Lauren!

  5. Lauren Dane
    May 22nd, 2006 at 9:08 am · Link

    Shelli – thanks! I hope you like it and not to brag or anything but it got three RRs from FAR! I’m still pretty thrilled about that one, LOL.

    Charli – thank you hon!

    Sasha – thanks!