Monday, March 30, 2009

Book 4 Is Done!

Ring the bells!
Sing some songs!

Book 4 is done at long last!

I am happy to report that I have finally finished the rough draft of Book 4. Not only that, but I got it done with enough time to complete a round or two of edits, which will make my editor more than a little happy. The book is done, but it still needs a good deal of work. I have some subplots to weave in a little better and a character that needs to introduced a little sooner in the books, say the first chapter. I don't know yet how I'm going to accomplish some of these things, but I'll figure it out. I just need to take a break for a couple days. Let my brain cool off. It's kind of overheated during the past few weeks as I've toiled away on this book.

So, here's a quick recap:

~This is the fourth book in the Dark Days Series
~It's the seventh book I've finished, though I doubt the first three will ever see the light of day
~The word count is currently 107,307 words
~There are 32 chapters
~There are oodles of mistakes and typos
~The book ends on a cliffhanger and I don't plan to change that. (Insert evil author laugh)

In other news, I'll be doing a radio show tomorrow at 1 p.m. Eastern time called Authors on Air: The Beyond. The topic is writers on writing.


"The Beyond continues its series with Fangs Fur and Fey. Join authors Jocelynn Drake (NYT bestselling author of Nightwalker), Mark Henry (Happy Hour of the Damned), Jaye Wells (Red-Headed Stepchild), and Maggie Stefvater (Lament) as they discuss the craft of writing. Listeners are invited to call in to ask the panel questions LIVE or enter the chat room on the day of the show to send questions in real-time. This discussion will be moderated by Eos Executive Editor, Diana Gill."

For more information, please click here.

If you miss the show, I will be posting a link to the podcast later in the day.

And finally, to celebrate the completion of Book 4 and maybe to prove that I'm just a little insane, here is a video that my brother and I worked on this weekend. I hope you enjoy it. Or at the very least, get a good laugh out of it.

Have a good one!


My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Jocelynn!

Doing the party dance and ROFLMAO --- you should let EOS put the video up as a promotional tool to sell the books! It was great. I listen to Beyond whenever I can, so I'll be listening for the broadcast-pick it up on EOS usually.

Congrats on another fine effort!!

Dottie ^~^

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Jessica Kennedy said...

That was too funny! I'm so starting Dayhunter tonight....I just need to unplug myself of this darn computer!

Thanks again for the advanced copy!!! It's not the best binding but it'll do!!! Thanks again!

Tez Miller said...

Aw, you're a bundle of enthusiasm with fabulous hair :-) And thanks for the pronunciation of Danaus. I was thinking of it as "Da-NOWSE", rhyming it with "house". Me dim...

Thanks for sharing, and have a lovely day! :-)

Candace said...

Loved your video! You had such great energy and enthusiasm- maybe consider making vlogging a more regular thing for you? I can't wait for the book!!

Rachel Vincent said...

Ha! ;-)

I haven't had the guts to post mine yet. Just sent it along to my UK publisher. ;-)