Now that I’ve got your attention, I wanted you to know that if you’re writing a story that has a real person in it, and you’re as true to history as you can get, it is the hardest thing you will ever do. You have to research everyone involved to make sure that you have the person in the right place at the right time, or you will have to scrap the scene (which really isn’t fun at all).
What I mean is that writing anything that’s historical in nature and trying to remain true is the hardest thing you will ever do. I only hope that in the end I will do justice to the men and women I’m writing about.
Okay, I suspect you’re wondering who in the world is this that I’ve received a blog entry from? Well, you chose to follow me as Brenda Sackville. Sadly enough, that was a nom d’plum, or a pseudonym. I’ve decided to go with my actual name, which is what you see.
I’ve still been working on my manuscript and querying. *sigh*
Yes, I’m finished with my rough draft. Isn’t that nice? Or actually, isn’t that a piece of crap? My sister calls it her vomit version (which isn’t that far from the truth.)
Now that it’s finished, I’ve put it off to the side and it will remain like that until March. I want to give it a rest until I actually look at it once again to see just how bad it really is.
Right now the word count is a little over 92K words. No telling how much bigger it’ll get once I start doing the grand re-write.
Yes, I’ve reached the point of having to begin creating a pitch for my novel. My critique group has homework, and that’s to create a 1 sentence, 1 paragraph, and 2 paragraph pitches. You never know when you’re going to need something like that.
People always state that the one sentence pitch is the hardest. I guess I’m not normal in for me that was the easiest thing to put down. It also makes me wonder if my overall story is too convoluted for its own good?
I know I haven’t posted anything about my story here, it’s because I’m still working on it. At least I’m almost half finished with it being close to 40K words.