Wednesday, 10 March 2010

New project

Just thought I'd take a second to let you all know about the new project that I am about to embark on - quite literally as soon as I've posted this and made a cup of tea.
It's the new book that I talked about the other day.
I've decided on the voice that I want to use to tell the story, I've come up with what I want to happen along the way and I know where I have to be in the end. It's quite fluid (one of my boss's favourite words for not set in stone) and I am sure that I'll come up with things as the characters develop but I'm ready to go I think.
I've set myself a realistic target of what I can certainly achieve on even a bad week and hopefully I will exceed that target sometimes which means that the whole thing will come along much quicker. The deadline that I have set myself for the first draft to be finished is one year from today. It will actually be the second draft I suppose because as most of you know I write with the pink pen on real paper before committing it to the electronic page. I've decided that I'm going to write and transfer on a regular basis because that's not what I did with BTL and that meant a lot of too-ing and fro-ing at one stage so I'm hoping to eliminate it this time. Plus I understand that most professionals write and edit as they're going along which is what I will be doing essentially. And if it's good enough for those that make their living doing this it's good enough for me.
Anyway that was it really - just wanted to mark this momentous occasion and announce it to the world.
I have a brand new untouched pad to start the epic on and the pink pen is primed and ready so here we go.
Once I've made a cuppa of course - that goes without saying.
Just one last thing. The working tital for this project is CT

14 comments:

Joanne Fox said...

Go for it Colette! It's exciting to start a new project isn't it.

HelenMHunt said...

Sounds exciting!

Colette McCormick said...

Thanks Joanne and Helen - yes it is exciting to start a new project. In my morning session I wrote for an hour and a half then had to research something that I wanted to write about and drank two cups of tea.

Jarmara Falconer said...

I'm with you on this one, Collette.
I know just how you feel. When I start my novel 'Dark Interlude' I had begun at least three other book and when I say begun I mean I have plotted out the whole book, created characters and backgrounds and started work on the first three chapters when the idea for Dark Interlude hit me hard.

I'm glad it did because I'm as in love with it as my much beloved.

I'll share a cuppa with you every step of the way.

Happy writing

LilyS said...

Good luck with the new project. I could do with finishing the old one myself.

Colette McCormick said...

Glad to hear that Dark Interlude is going well Jarmara - keep it up and good luck.
Thanks Lily I find that starting a project is always way more exciting than finishing it. Finishing is exciting in its own way though.

Olivia Ryan said...

I'm really excited for you, Colette! Good luck and keep us informed. x

Karen said...

You must be well underway by now, Colette. It's good to have a deadline to work towards and I'm sure you'll do it :o)

(Whenever I read BTL by the way, I always think Bacon Lettuce Tomato, even though the letters are the wrong way round. I've no idea what that says about me!)

Colette McCormick said...

Thanks Olivia i will. I'm thinking of getting one of those widgety things that tells everyone how it's coming along.
Oh I should point out that I got the initials the wrong way round it should have been TC or even ToC to be more correct. Thank goodness for the spellchecker eh!

Colette McCormick said...

Thinking of you thinking about bacon lettuce and tomato sarnies (I presume) made me smile Karen. I love BLT's.
I'm still on track insofar as it's three days in and I did my word count both days and a bit more. I haven't done today's words yet but I have it booked into my evening. Ooh get me!

Jarmara Falconer said...

Have you got time to pick up award for your pink pen, please?

There's a cuppa in it for you.:-)

Colette McCormick said...

Always got time for an ward Jarmara and a cuppa. Thanks

Suzanne Jones said...

Yay - go for it, Colette.

XX

Colette McCormick said...

I'm going to give it my best shot Suzanne.