It’s a short progress update this week-

draftwearandtear

Yesterday I’ve applied the last few changes to the draft from the printed copy, so now it’s time to add chapters and go over everything again! I’ve got so many battle plans and related to-do lists by now that I’m sure I’m ahead of my self-imposed schedule but I don’t want to jinx it. Compared to when I first printed the draft there’s definitely some wear and tear showing, partly because the mascot sat on it and pawed at the pages a lot.

Speaking of which…

mascot 4

She’s tried her hardest this week to stop me, but, well, it got done πŸ™‚ I think she’s earned some cuddles today so whether I’ll start adding chapters today or from Monday has yet to be decided. Probably today because I’m actually quite excited to have a word count again.

Next week I’ll post the first sci-fi *ahem* idea I’ve mentioned before, and then the second one will follow in two weeks time πŸ™‚ There’ll be updates on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, so I’m not spamming you with everything at once. I’m reluctant to call this one sci-fi since there are no elements showing yet and I’m undecided where I would take it, if I took it anywhere at all, but we’ll see.

But more on that next week πŸ™‚

Guess what I bought myself?

baby name book

I love reading through possible character names and while websites like behindthenameΒ and nameberry are great (check them out if you haven’t already and are struggling to name your characters), I really wanted something where I could use sticky notes and highlighters. So I’ll be going through that today ^^

Now! Time for the excerpt!

As I’ve been editing these past two weeks I’ve copied and pasted potential excerpts into a new document, so rest assured we’re covered for a while πŸ˜‰ I might have to start giving my characters nicknames though so I can stop worrying about big spoilers.

Anyway, here you go! πŸ™‚ (nickname free, possibly for the last time)

“I don’t understand prophecy fully, Rachael. I only know that we have given up before, and in doing so we fulfilled a prophecy we didn’t believe we’d be able to achieve. Sometimes it’s not how hard we try that matters. Sometimes you just need to accept things as they are, and work with what you’ve got. I don’t care that you can’t find your magic source. If you don’t kill King Aeric with magic maybe you’ll stab him with a dagger instead. Maybe, by the time you face him, he will be so terrified of the predicted outcome that he will take a few steps backwards, and fall out a window breaking his neck. Don’t worry about the how, Rachael. I believe in you, even if you don’t. Prophecy will see itself fulfilled, one way or another.”

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