DOV has launched on its first test flight!!
OK, what does that mean, in English, please!
In 2007, the plot for DOV fell into my head while I was registering for the National Novel Writing Month. Not every detail, of course. Just the major features. That is what hooked me on writing.
Well, at the end of Nov 2007, I had 50k+ of a pretty interesting work. But I had other things I had put off during my month of madness. So, DOV sat. And sat. Until 2011. That’s when the NaNo folks put together their “Camp NaNoWriMo” I decided to go hardcore, and write for July AND August until I finished the work. Which I did, weighing in at 160k+ It was filled with duplications, as I rewrote passages from the 2007 work, as well as stuff in July.
Then came the flensing. The editting. The tightening. The passes mentioned in this blog. All in all, it took nearly a year from August 2011 to have the novel ready to submit.
And now I have. I am excited, I am terrified. I have put a lot of time and effort into this work–I just hope it catches the eye of an agent, and from there a publisher.
But DOV has taken wing on its First Test Flight. I will keep you updated.