Mystery author Beth Groundwater writes the Claire Hanover gift basket designer series (A REAL BASKET CASE, 2007 Best First Novel Agatha Award finalist, TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET, 2009, and A BASKET OF TROUBLE, 2013) and the RM Outdoor Adventures series starring river ranger Mandy Tanner (DEADLY CURRENTS, 2011, an Amazon bestseller, WICKED EDDIES, 2012, finalist for the Rocky Award, and FATAL DESCENT, 2013). Beth lives in Colorado, enjoys its outdoor activities, and loves talking to book clubs.
Monday, December 04, 2006
Celebrating Page 200
I just finished page 200 of my WIP, which equates to about 55,000 words. I'm celebrating, even though I'm behind schedule to finish the rough draft by the end of the year. Not by much, though. I'm in Chapter 17 of a total of 21 planned chapters. My rough drafts tend to be spare, and I go back and add internal thoughts/emotions, deeper/more descriptions, and missing research after the first draft. So, if I come in at over 65,000 words, I'll be happy, because I'll be able to pump that up to 75-80,000 words during editing.
Posted by Beth Groundwater at 9:19 PM
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