I've made a lot of progress this week. I finished revision for all sections in the POV of Alec and Beth. I'm working with Vaughn right now. He's a bit pretensious. Hopefully I don't start behaving that way. Lol.
Its the goal of an author to make sure that their characters grow throughout a story. It makes for more realistic characters. Some of the growth is more profound in this WIP than others. Vaughn seems to be my prime example. At the beginning of this story he is an arrogant pig. Its very hard to feel for him. He makes no attempt to be anything more than what he is. He doens't apologize for it. Throughout the story, I've watched him grow up, and he even notices this himself. I think the best part of it, is he doesn't fight it. I find that I'm quite proud of him for this.
On my blog list you will find a link to the blog "Labotomy of a writer." Harley, the author of this blog, is a fantastic author and teacher. Every post I have read on her blog is amazing and filled with wonderful tips for aspiring authors. She does it all from character development to planning your plot. I encourage everyone reading this to hop over to her blog and check it out.
Anyway, the whole point of this post was to give an update to the current WIP. Finality has come a long way. I am almost halfway through my characters now. It is currently 112 pages and the word count has reached 58,048. I have been enjoying spending this time with my characters and finding out what really makes them tick. As usual, I really hope that it will show.
One more thing. I was procrastinating as usual, and in doing so I found something interesting on Amazon.com. Occasionally, I just like to browse the site and see what's out there. I stumbled on a new book from Stephenie Meyer, the author of the Twilight Series today. I have that series sitting on my shelf, as many do, and its one of the things that I will read on a semi-regular basis when I want something to do. I think this would be a nice addition to the collection for anyone who loves the series.