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Welcome to day three of the Dust It Off Bloghop, in which I post what I learned from writing what is now a shelved manuscript. I've chosen to use my 2011 NaNo that I haven't looked at it since typing the words The End. Feel free to leave a comment and visit the link above to see what others are dusting off to share with the world this week.
Title: KOA'S PASSAGE
Genre: MG Fantasy Adventure
Word Count: 54,000
What I learned from writing this book:
10. NaNoWriMo is really hard that second week.
9. Having a main character talk only in iambic pentameter may not have been my greatest idea.
8. It's harder to throw a computer across the room as well as a paper and pen.
7. I will cry at some point while drafting every book, no matter what it's about.
6. I really missed writing something with romance in it.
5. Having to do research in the midst of drafting can get really annoying.
4. Poetry sucks...especially when I'm having to write entire chapters in verse.
3. Middle Grade voice is WAY harder than Young Adult voice.
2. I need support from my critique partners a lot more than I realized.
1. I can do hard things.
As you can tell, writing this book was a HUGE challenge for me. But guess what? I did it anyway--and that's the best part.
Thanks to Cortney and Theresa for hosting this bloghop. (And btw, after flipping through my MS specifically for this bloghop, a fire was rekindled and Koa's Passage may be making a reappearance in my to-do folder sooner more than later. So thanks again, ladies.)
I'll leave you with a bonus-thing-I-learned from writing this book: my husband designs awesome book covers.