Draft Zero? Oh Yes!


Indigo & Ink is officially moving from Scrivener to Pages. What does that mean? Why, draft zero has been achieved! So I ended up more than my original plan, but hey. That’s what drafts are for, right? Unexpected things happen. I thought at one point I might not even get to 90k. But this book, well, it’s got a mind of its own.  Just like the Mother Squid.

Anyway, this book has been very important for me to finish for a number of reasons. Things haven’t been great on a lot of fronts, but this story needed to be told. And I did it. In spite of the crap that’s been going on. In spite of the instrument of my craft (my hands) being total crap, I didn’t let it get me down. I kept going. Yes, tooting my own horn here, but… I’m happy. So there. Lord knows I need a little confidence sometimes. (Don’t we all?) Not to mention the escape.

Now… into the pits of editing!

  1. Jul 27, 2010 12:17 am

    Awesome! Glad you got it done!

    Girls Are Geeks

  2. Jul 30, 2010 5:53 pm

    Congratulations, I admire your focus and tenacity (if only I had enough of one of those, I could START my second book, instead of never getting around to do… well, anything).

    Also, news for the Steampunk fans: Check out SUCKER PUNCH, a new movie by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) coming out next year that mingles the lines of steampunk, fantasy and sci-fi – looks A.W.E.S.O.M.E. And oh, this too:


  3. Jul 30, 2010 5:55 pm

    Oh, and I know you’re a gamer, Ms. Baron. Did you visit Alan Wake? It’s a psychological thriller (their words), and the central character is a novel writer. Fun.

  4. Sep 20, 2012 8:40 pm

    […] Finishing Indigo & Ink was really a big deal for me, even if it ushered in a period of the doldrums. I was plagued with some of the worst pain in my life during that time. But I kept writing. Even when it prevented me from sleeping. It’s no surprise that one of the main characters is tortured! I really felt like that. But sometimes when you get in that fever pitch during the writing process, stopping feels impossible. And I fizzled for a while. I can’t let that happen again. Slow and steady… that’s my mantra. […]

  5. Apr 4, 2013 1:51 pm

    […] I was falling into a bit of a pattern when it came to main characters. Cora from The Aldersgate, Marna from Indigo & Ink, Anna from Queen of None, and even Maddie from Pilgrim of the Sky all have some similar […]

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