Sunday, April 24, 2011

U: Undertaking

My current WIP feels like a whirlwind compared to my first finished novel. This has been a huge undertaking, basically because I knew next to nothing about the Byzantine Empire when I started.

Yeah, okay, I've taught about it, but my school's 700+ page history book condenses the Byzantine Empire into about three pages. Talk about shortchanging the Eastern Roman Empire (which is yet another example why I don't use textbooks).

So guess where I am at this current undertaking?

80,000 words as of tonight! Woot!

My goal was to be finished by May 1st, but the trip to D.C. and being sick for two weeks knocked me off the writing wagon. School gets out May 19th and I will be done by then.

Keep your fingers crossed for me!


And yes, I skipped some more letters in the A-Z Challenge. Shhh!

13 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Hope the book goes well,
Don't worry about missing letters,
It's the taking part.
Yvonne.

J. L. Jackson said...

Wow! You are so close. I know you will feel wonderful when you type those last two words in there.

L.G.Smith said...

Nothing better than finishing a project. :)

Vicki Tremper said...

Wow, 80,000 words is awesome! Keep on writing, you are almost there!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Wow, Stephanie! I can't believe how fast you've cranked this book out. Go, you! :-)

VR Barkowski said...

Congratulations, Stephanie! 80k is HUGE. My fingers and toes are crossed.

How did you happen to choose this period to write about? Were you looking for an excuse to do some in-depth research? (Or am I the only one who uses this as a modus operandi?)

Renee Yancy said...

The Byzantine Empire is fascinating. What the book about? Have you already visited there?

Just Another Sarah said...

Oh, Amalia and I took a class on Ancient Byzantine! What an awesome and immense culture! I'm very excited for you to be learning about it--I always thought it was ripe for writing. (It is nice to see you, too!)

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

Sounds like you're nearly there! Well done and keep on keeping on...

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Here's to making it this far, congratulations! I have an award for you!!

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats on the 80k! That's awesome :)

I'm always happy to know I'm not the only teacher out there who doesn't use textbooks! They even put me to sleep :)

WritingNut said...

Ooh, congratulations! That's fantastic news :)

Title Loans said...

80 thousand words?! That is an accomplishment in and of itself. Good luck on finishing it up; it will be here for you know it. But with the determination and how far you've come, I don't doubt that you will do it!
Ava