Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Part III of The Phoenix Prophetess

Yesterday I finished chapter twenty-seven in The Phoenix Prophetess. It is the beginning of Part III in my novel. Right now, the novel stands at 67,008 words. I have done a brief outline of the rest of the book, and it appears that Part III will consist of eleven chapters, making the total chapters for the book 37. It's a slightly odd number, and I may end up combining an earlier chapter to make 36 chapters, but we'll have to see. That will come when I reach the editing process. I have ten chapters left to write, and if I do stick to one chapter a week from now on, I'll have my first novel finished at the end of August, which is a month or two earlier than I originally thought. Of course, I might get on a writing spree and end up finishing the novel in less time, but it will be finished at least by the end of August. I'm so excited about it all. I just have ten chapters left! The only bad thing is that I'm so close to finishing the novel that it is about all I can think about. I would like to get back to work on Moonlight Murders or write my first wizard story titled "Eclipse" for the Way of the Wizard anthology, but all I can think about is Yssa's journey and finishing The Phoenix Prophetess. I going to re-read chapters one and two in Moonlight Murders, so perhaps it will give the inspiration to write chapter three today or tomorrow. We'll have to see. Anyway, I wanted to update the blog on where I'm at with The Phoenix Prophetess, since I didn't get a chance to do so yesterday.


Aubrie said...

Sounds like you are on a role! You have to finish your wizard story to submit it with us! I just finished mine: it's about the Celtic god Dagda. I'll send it to you if you want to read it.

Cherie Reich said...

Sure! I'd love to read it! They don't start reading the stories until July and it doesn't end until March, so I have plenty of time to write them. I have two ideas, and I thought I would write the first one and send it. Then if I get rejected, I would still have time to write the second one and submit it before they stop reading them.