Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I haven't had much of a chance to write lately. My wife had our first child! So I've been busy with that, and not getting much sleep. ;)
I did decide I just had to re-name a character. I have one character named Jack that I named as such to show Australian ancestry. (A quick web search showed that Jack is one of the more popular Australian names.) Ever since I created the character, for some reason I keep wanting to call him Jake. This has resulted in my referring to him as both Jack and Jake both in person, and in the draft. Obviously, this has confused everyone. So I finally decided to just give up and call him Jake.
Current Word count: 50,430

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Over a year of working on it so far, and I've finally got to the halfway mark. I'm hoping to have some more time to work on it here shortly. I hope I finish the first draft before the two year mark! Then the real work can start: editing, re-writing, polishing, etc. Since I've started writing a novel, I've developed a lot more appreciation for the time between books in other series I've enjoyed.
Current Word count: 50,020