Monday, June 21, 2010

Writing

I've now got a (very) rough first draft of Hawke's book, and it's time to start the second draft. This is where I begin to smooth out the chapters, fill in any gaps, move scenes around, add and occasionally delete scenes, and more.

It's exciting to see the book taking shape. :)

34 comments:

Pam said...

I'm excited too! That means I am that much closer to getting my grubby little hands on it!!!!!! :-)

Barbarita V said...

I second that. I am too excited. I can hardly wait to get my hands into that book. How many months until released? .....None is counting, who says that?

Diane said...

Oh How exciting, when do we get any blurbs?

kylie said...

Excited is definitely an understatement - I love any news about the wolf.

natty said...

I never wished to grow older but I can't wait til 2011 and wish 2010 would go by faster!!!

orannia said...

Very exciting news! I hope the second draft goes smoothly Nalini!

I'll be interested to see who Hawke's heroine is. I know everyone has an opinion, and who the front-runner is, but...I'm not so sure...

Katiebabs/ KB said...

So, has Kaleb shown up in your first draft? ;)

Kim Zielke said...

Tease! I'm very excited to see what happens with Hawke. Next year can't get here fast enough.

Kooritsuki said...

Excited is an understatement for me. Ooooh, so looking forward to 2010.

Berinn said...

Woo hoo! I can't wait for Hawke's story. He's so yummy. And thanks so much for sharing your writing style. I really appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure we all would be very happy to help edit for you. ;-)

Cherry said...

That was fast. How long does it normally take to write the first draft of a novel?

Catherine said...

Excited squeal!! Can't wait1111

Nalini Singh said...

@Cherry - I like to do a first draft in approx 3-4 weeks. And, it is very much a first draft. I think a good way to put it would be to say that this draft is the structure upon which the story will be built.

Some writers do detailed outlines and plans, others do fast first drafts. Both work - just depends on the author's preference.

Helen Lowe said...

Exciting to get to the next stage, Nalini. And although the first draft is always a wild exciting ride, I think that the second draft and being able to move text in and out an around the manuscript is pretty turned exciting as well. Keep having fun with it.

(Initially I wrote 'first draft' as first darft, or 'daft'--does it ever feel like that, too? :-) )

Ed said...

Ahh! I can't wait!!

saiena said...

Wow, that was quick. Congrats on getting over the first stage!

liz said...

Brilliant! I can't wait to see how his book turns out

Lola said...

OMG this is so exciting!!!!
not to long now to the release date :D

Christina said...

Yay! Best news to get on a Monday!
Any chance an excerpt will appear? (In either Indigo's book or online?)

just so said...

I think my hands can not stop claping :) !! I missed Changeling/Psy world,oh,and wolves toooooo :) greetings to Hawke :)

Lauren said...

Wow, I can't wait to read it! I love all your books and receintly re-read all of them in under a week... I was a bit board at home :)

Eva said...

That`s amazing!

Louise said...

OMG!!
You just made my day :D
This is the best news I got in a long time!!

Princess Bumblebee said...

Oh, Nalini, this is too cool! We'll finally get to know Hawke's story. Bring on the wolves! 2011 can't get here fast enough!

Dino Rubio said...

ahhhh I'm soo excited for Hawke's Book and Bonds of Justice comes out in like two weeks, I can't wait.

Anonymous said...

Helen G. says...

Hi Nalini!!!

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!! That means we are all that much closer to reading Hawke's story!!! (jumping with joy and dancing wildy...ok funky..but I am soooo excited!!) Keep it up and maybe time will go by and I will have Hawke's story in my grasp! sigh, can't wait. Take care!


Helen G.

Sherri L. said...

Congradulations on the completion of the first draft. I hope the rest of it goes smoothly for you. I can't wait to read it and the other books you have coming out.

maritza said...

to be a fly on the wall:)

Nadia said...

Hi Nalini. The first draft of Hawke's book. I'm thinking i should be mature about this. Say something like congratulations, you go girl. But my inner beast is screaming. . . gimme gimme gimme mine mine mine!!! ( I'm a Nalini Singh book monster at heart :-D)

Anonymous said...

Hi! I just discovered this! I started with Ms Singh's stories with the angel ones, and then decided to try the psy/changeling... so far I've made it to Dev's story, which I'll be starting tomorrow, even if I'm not too excited about it because I hated (HATED) Talin, and therefore all the characters that appeared in that book are not my favs... (BTW, I'm so glad we don't get to see much of her in the rest of the books)
Aaanyway, I'm really glad she's finally going with Hawke and Sienna's story!! I've been rooting for them since book one. I adore how she can be a total pain in the as* for him! Serves him right for being totally blind, I almost cheered when she went into the woods with Kit at the end of BBF Them, and Dorian/Ashaya and Mercy/Riley are the best!

Teriannesis said...

Hey we all love Hawke and cannot wait to see his book. Just a quick comment. I know that you will not give us the name of the Heroine. (You are a sadist that way) however please consider the fact that thousands of lives will be ruined if we read the book and it is NOT Sienna. Do you really want to have that responsibility? LOL

JoJo said...

oh this is so exciting.... I can't wait for this. I've been waiting for like ever for this. Please let Hawke's heroine be Sienna. It can't be anyone else!! You gave us a teaser in I think Riley's story so please, please, let it be Sienna :) They will be so good together!! Hawke is just so ALPHA and I want to see how he handles the mating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posey said...

Gotta throw it in.... SQUEEEEEEEEEEE!