Hey, everybody, I feel like I’ve been so deep in NaNoWriMo land and posting the progress of my WIP, Clemency, that you all may have forgotten what I look like.
Yes, I now have blue hair as well as pink. In the right light, my husband says I look patriotic. It’s just a streak of blue, but it goes well with my favorite bathrobe, don’t you think? Oh, and this is what my hair looks like when I don’t use a flat iron. Kind of all over the place. Amazing how much work I have to put into my appearance just to be able to leave the house.
Okay, enough about my hair (although it is my favorite subject). The point of this post is to let all my steadfast readers of Clemency–all five of you–know that the last chapter will be posted on December 2. And, yes, all will be revealed for those of you who keep insisting that Mrs. Whitebread is guilty. She’s guilty, but … enough said.
A word of warning: You may feel like you’ve missed something once you get to the end. And, yes, indeed, you will have missed quite a bit because I am not posting the whole novel on my blog. Yup, whole chapters are being left out. Why? Here are my
- I didn’t want this WIP to go on indefinitely. I have other things I want to write about beside the novel that threatens to go forever.
- I’ve tried to keep the posts to 1,000 words or less, but obviously (that is, if you’ve been reading), that’s been near to impossible.
- Even more truthfully, posting these chapters have seriously cut into my writing time, more than I thought it would.
So I went ahead and wrote the ending, put it up on the scheduler and then just filled in with what I think are the most crucial chapters.
So in the remaining chapters, if you are reading along and find yourself exclaiming, “WTF. When did that happen?,” just know that it’s not you, it’s me, it’s the work in progress. Besides, if I posted the whole novel, would there be any reason for anyone to buy it if and when it gets published? “But, Marie,” you cry, “you’re giving away the killer’s identity!” Yeah, so? Some readers (myself included) don’t mind knowing the end as long as we have fun getting there (especially if your idea of fun is reading about people being tortured and killed).
Also, after Clemency has been raked over the coals by a series of revisions and an editor or two, the writing should be much better and, who knows, the killer’s identity might even change. It would be just like me to do something like that.
I hope you enjoy the remaining posts on Clemency. Looking forward to seeing you all on the other side.
P.S. I’m past the 40,000 mark in NaNoWri as of this moment. Still a ways to go but I can almost taste the sweet finish.
Marie A Bailey
Writer, blogger, knitter, cat lover, and introvert.