Y'all--the writing/revising of draft 4 is finished.To keep it uniform with the other posts related to this draft, here are the numbers:Words: 100, 173Pages: 358Chapters: 55First line of Part 5:Once at home, Miles called the girls to him.Last line (of the entire novel):For this moment, Miles took a lungful of clean country air, nary a … Continue reading End of Part Five (and Draft 4)
I was re-watching some episodes of this British TV series, Cranford, based on the novels of Elizabeth Gaskell the other day--as a break from the WIP, which is slowly circling the drain toward the end.And by "the end," I mean, like, another a couple of scenes. This one may actually come in shorter than the … Continue reading Cool Things About the Victorian Era, Part 3
Every year, there's a Downton Abbey cast photo and every year, I have combed said cast photo for any clues as to what's going to happen this season.Here's season 5. Click to make it bigger.So Molesley's in the picture this year, as is the dog. The kids have certainly grown!I wonder what's in store for … Continue reading Downton Abbey Season 5 photo
Here are some more, super basic Internet researched Cool Things from the Victorian Era:AutomobileBenz had the first patent for an automobile design by 1879. Horseless carriage, much?In 1896, Benz patented the first internal-combustion engine. The diesel engine was invented in 1897. Still, cars were rare in the early twentieth century. Only the very rich could … Continue reading Cool Things About the Victorian Era, Part Two
Two seconds ago, I finished the end of Part Four, which means I have one part (the denouement) left on this here revision. I have five outline pages to get through, which is, like, another twenty or thirty pages, manuscript wise, maybe? I've been cutting scenes in outline in order to streamline as I go, … Continue reading End of Part Four…Almost Done!