Friday, 23 March 2012

Nice Project update and other stuff

I have finally accepted that the Nice project is highly unlikely to be finished by the deadline that I set myself which was the best part of four months longer than the original one.
The first draft is finished, in as much as the basic story is told but I needed to add around 19,000 words to get it to the length that it needs to be. You may remember that I intended to find those by developing characters and adding a couple of situations and while that is still the case, progress is proving to be slower than I anticipated. I have just taken a current word count and I still need to find just shy of 16,000 words for it to reach the publishers required length.
I'm not giving up on it though because I think that it has potential and is not that bad for a first attempt at a new genre.
On a different note I am still waiting to hear back about any of the short stories that I have submitted recently and yes I know it goes with the territory but it is a little disheartening all the same. I did however sell a short non fiction piece this week - well more of a filler really - just 250 words but at the end of the day a sale is a sale.

6 comments:

Flowerpot said...

It's frustrating waiting, isn't it Colette? But well done for selling that non fiction piece. Keep at it!

Suzanne Jones said...

Yay for your sale :0) And I'm keeping everything crossed you'll hear good news about your short stories soon.

XX

Colette McCormick said...

Thanks FP and Suzanne x

Jarmara Falconer said...

Great news on your sale. Keep going on your other work as I'm sure you'll get there in the end.

Good luck

Karen said...

Waiting is hard, but congratulations on the sale :o)

Colette McCormick said...

Thanks Jarmara and Karen - still waiting. A couple of the stories went to TLFF and they say if you haven't heard in 6 months its a no so I think I'm about there on that deadline and I had a couple with WN and Jill is probably swamped but at least she didn't reject ot straight away so there is still hope.