Wednesday, 2 May 2012

My 30 Day Challenge

I've always wondered which publisher I should approach. Wondered which one would be looking for my novel. And it looks like I may have found them.
Just recently, I was informed that Lyrical Press was calling for Irish-themed novels to release next year for March (around Saint Patrick's Day). But, submitting isn't as easy as attaching my novel to an email and sending it away, as much as I would like it to be.
My novel is currently, 130 000 words. And Lyrical Press doesn't accept anything over 100 000.
So, I have a challenge. 30k in 30 days.
And that 30 days started yesterday...
May the 31st is the deadline. So far, so good. I'm managed to improve my work and I'm not feeling the loss. But I'm fearing that last 10k.
As you may know, my first draft for my novel was 170k. I cut it down to 130k for the Emerald award and now, I find myself needing to cull another 30. *bites lip*
I've heard of writers writing 50k in 30 days. Lets hope I can do 30k in 30 days.
I'll be sure to keep you all informed (you can find me on facebook at this link to see how I'm going:!/pages/Whitney-K-E-Aspiring-Romance-Writer/311522372250495 ) and I just want to wish any writer out there, who's currently battling a word count, good luck.

Wish me luck!


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