Friday, October 2, 2009

I Got A Feeling ....

That CALLARION AT NIGHT is pretty much the best story I've written thus far. Also, based on the response over Public Query Slushpile, I feel like this WIP (more than SON OF MAGIC) has a chance of actually getting published.

Granted, I've yet to finish my current (third) revision of the story and figure out which of several endings will work. Then there's beta readers and more rewrites, and so on and so forth. The entire process may take upwards of a year. Which I'm OK with. Because I'm confident this will be the one that passes muster.

Oh, and where am I on the revision (in case you're curious)? Wrapping up Chapter 7 (less than a third done with it, so I have awhile before I get to the beta reader point). Word count's at 21,318 right now -- roughly 75 pages -- and growing every day. With any luck, this draft will be wrapped up by Christmas. It might even get a bow on it.

4 comments:

L. T. Host said...

Hurrah!

And, thanks. Now that song is stuck in my head.

I was very intrigued by your query over on PQS, I remember. Although I just realized from your link that I never commented on your current version. Whoops.

At any rate, I'm looking forward to more about it :)

Bane of Anubis said...

Matt, I think you've just won half the battle. Confidence in one's work, IMO, is critical to success (and lets you withstand the sharp winds of rejection more readily).

Stephanie Thornton said...

That's a great feeling, isn't it? I have the same feeling about my book, but as I'm revising I'll come across a passage and think, "Who the heck am I fooling?"

Ack.

But then I read something that's great so that helps, sometimes making me feel a little bipolar. :)

Now I have to go read your query on PQS. I'm planning to post my query there in the next month or so.

Renee Pinner said...

Wow. I'm excited for you. Don't you love feeling the anticipation?