Thursday, September 18, 2008

Almost Friday

I sometimes think that Thursday is my favorite day of the week, because of the anticipation of the next day being Friday and the last day of the work week. *sigh* I don't know what it is about this week, but I can't wait for it to be over. At least today I'm only working 4 hours today, so that's not too bad.

I'm fine tuning the plots of my 3 urban fantasy books and hope to get the final proposal to my agent by the end of next week. I had sent her the synopsis of book 1 with short premises for books 2 and 3, plus the first 3 chapters of book 1 to see if she thought it would fly. She had questions and comments, of course, and so I'm working on making my world as clear as possible, the over-arcing plot solid over the 3 books, and trying to cut out some of the exposition in the early chapters. A first book set in a world vastly different from the real world always requires a certain amount of exposition, but too much can slow down the pace, and if that happens in early chapters you risk having readers not finish the first book, let alone buy any books set in the same world.

So that's what I'll be working on this afternoon when I get home from work, and tomorrow afternoon, and this weekend...

No rest for the wicked, eh?


Colleen Love said...

Happy Friday Eve, Sherrill!

I love world creating! Working on a fantasy trilogy as we speak! Nothing better then that anticipation to get into it, huh? :) I hate leaving my house at all. My fantasy worlds are so much better then the real one! :D

Write on...

Sherrill Quinn said...

Hey, Colleen. Happy writing! :)