Monday, July 12, 2010

Sample Chapter of ALMA THE YOUNGER & Updates

I've exceeded the first draft goal of AMMON, which was 80,000 words. AMMON is now 90,000 words (345 pages), and the story is still going. I see about 20-30 more pages to wrap-up. Then I'll go back and hopefully be able to tighten some. I've been posting the progress updates on the sidebar. I'm really excited about how AMMON is turning out. When I was about 65 pages into it I thought--this is sounding too lighthearted. It's no longer light-hearted, but it's much lighter than ALMA THE YOUNGER. It's been refreshing to write a hero that is good from the beginning of the book and remains so throughout--though there are plenty of conflicts. But Ammon is tough enough to handle them.

Speaking of Alma the Younger, CLICK HERE for a sneak peak SAMPLE CHAPTER.

8 comments:

Taffy said...

Wow! You have 20-30 more pages to go? You're awesomesauce, Heather!

Heather B. Moore said...

It feels kind of fast, but I did start in March, so it's about average for me. 4-5 months for a first draft.

Angie said...

I was just reading about Ammon this morning. He's just awesome. Good luck finishing up. I'll bet it's terrific.

Heather B. Moore said...

Thanks, Angie!

Krista said...

My husband and I are looking forward to it!
How did you figure out the "flocks" issue?

Heather B. Moore said...

Krista, I have the scenes written, but I haven't specified what type of flocks they are--I'm waiting for some replies from various scholars I emailed :-)

Jolene said...

I cannot imagine doing the amount of research it takes to tackle a project like this! I'm excited for you to finish.

Heather B. Moore said...

Thanks, Jolene.