Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Update

First of all, welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy!

Just thought I would update you on the things I am working on:

  • Splintered Lands writing contest entry: 2,500 words of (at least) 4,000. Half way through according to my outline. Entries are due August 15th.
  • Shadowed Stones: I have not gotten much research done on publishers to submit to. And *gasp* I haven't started writing my query letter or summary or anything. I have however started work on a digital version of my 10 year old hand drawn map.
  • Three of Ivory (WIP): Nothing concrete on paper yet. I have been working on fleshing out my characters in my mind. Can't wait to finish up some of the other things on my plate so I can get back to working on it.
  • Critique Group: Caught up with Roseanne in reading her current WIP "Change of Heart" - totally left me hanging and can't wait to read more. Anxiously awaiting the chance to read Jen's "Earth Song" - read the first chapter and it hooked me. Now have to wait for her to finish her next draft.

Keeping up with everything is getting to be a little daunting, but I don't mind. I enjoy being busy and am loving writing again. I do have a question for all of you. Do you like the title Shadowed Stones?


  1. I love the title, Krista and good luck with the writing contest.

    What you're doing with your WIP is probably my favorite part of writing. Have fun worldbuilding!

  2. I love world building too. One of my favorite parts is drawing the map and thinking of the culture and way of life.

    It's so much fun!

  3. Thanks for the mention! I'm working to finish my first draft before the 'leagues' writing conference :)

    Also I still keep reading 'shadowed stones', 'shadowbed stones', don't know why. I guess I need to see it in another font or something.

    Don't worry about TOI yet, you have too many other things going on :)

  4. Jen, it's probably because of the typo in the first draft I sent you. :)

    Thanks for the encouragement!

    Hope your second draft is going well.

  5. So what do you do in your spare time Krista..? :)

    I love the title 'Shadowed Stones'. Is it fantasy?

  6. Spare time? What is that? :)

    Yes, Shadowed Stones is fantasy.

  7. Hi Krista. New follower here. I write fantasy for the YA crowd. :D Nice to meet you. It sounds like you have a lot going on. Good luck with getting it all done. I wish I could be more prolific.

  8. CherylAnne, thanks and welcome!