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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Writing Wednesday - First Draft Finished!



The first draft of my WIP is done. Now it is ready to go into revisions (after a small break.) And for those of you following my progress and wondering what this story is about:

Boston has been under blockade for six months and there are more Regular army troops in the city than civilians at this point, but Abby Prescott and her family try to continue to live their lives as normally as possible. Then on Abby's fifteenth birthday the King's troops skirmish with the rebels in towns called Lexington and Concord. Boston is suddenly besieged by the rebels - trapping the troops and any one loyal to the King, like the Prescott family, inside. Suddenly Abby and her family are part of the enemy - in their own home town.


It needs tons of revisions. But as I said last week - at least I now have the bones in place.

17 comments:

Ellen said...

When this gets published, we will need to have a Jersey Blogger Girl celebration!

Will we get autographed copies?

PJ Hoover said...

And without bones, all you have is a worm. Now the question - is it an exoskeleton or endoskeleton (just had to ask my son that word). And no - I have no idea how this relates to writing and your finished draft, but it just came to mind when you wrote bones.

Kelly said...

Yay, Chris!

patjrsmom said...

Wow! I am so impressed AND...I know a couple of girls who will LOVE this story!

God Bless and Congratulations!
Jane

Angie Frazier said...

Very exciting about finishing your WIP! Congrats! The story line sounds wonderful, too. Definitely something I would love to read!

Vivian said...

Wahoo!

beth said...

Sounds like an awesome book--great hook paragraph you've got there!

Christine M said...

Thanks everyone!

Alice Gunther said...

How exciting! What an accomplishment!

Congratulations!!!

Jim D said...

Go Chris!!!

Jim D

Anne K said...

Congratulations! Sounds good!!

Barb, sfo said...

I'm so excited for you! I'll buy a copy if you'll autograph it! :) How exciting to know a real author--for a book lover like me, there's nothing cooler.

Patty P said...

Congratulations on finishing your WIP! Wow! How did you do that? You have so many great stories happening.

keri mikulski :) said...

Congrats!! :) Great hook.

Harry said...

I wonder, What kid of beer is the potato is drinking. English ale? American Lager? A Light draft? Any sort of lager?

PJ Hoover said...

That would be Boston Lager, Harry.

Christine M said...

Or perhaps some Sam Adams.

And Harry - you're too young to be thinking about beer. Knock it off.