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Writing Update

Just thought I’d bring you up to date on my progress in writing my fourth novel, tentatively called No Relation. Having started the manuscript in the first week of January, I’m very happy with what I’ve been able to write thus far. As of today, I’ve written nearly 30,000 words with drafts of Chapters 1-5 completed. I anticipate the novel will have 17 or 18 chapters, so it feels good to have a solid chunk in the can already. Of course, the wheels could fall off my writing at any time. In fact, they probably will now that I’ve crowed about how well it’s all going! All things being equal, it feels like I should be able to finish the manuscript sometime in the summer.

I’m still happily very busy with readings and talks on my third novel, Up and Down, so the trick is to keep my butt in the chair in the time I have leftover and sustain the pace of my writing. I aim to complete one 5,000 word (approximately) chapter each week. Then I’ll  start back at the beginning to edit.  I’ll keep you posted.

5 responses to “Writing Update”

  1. Mary Brown says:

    Way to go, Terry! Can’t wait to read your new novel!

  2. Bud Hightower says:

    Nose to the grindstone, Terry! “You know the drill”!!

    We’re waitng, with patience, in Grimsby.

  3. Collin says:

    Keep it going, I found your other novels the most engaging & well executed stories (via audiobook) that I have had the pleasure to listen to. Awaiting the next masterpiece.

  4. R S says:

    Just chiming in to say that those of us who loved “Best Laid Plans”, “High Road”, and “Up & Down” hope you’ll find a balance between keeping novel #4 going and enjoying the fruits of your labor for “Up & Down”! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next.

  5. Laura Demers says:

    Hey Terry
    Just hoovered up your last three novels in three days and am itching for more. I’m also happy to report that I have bought for, cajoled, threatened, and otherwise convinced many, many other friends and family to read your books. I live in Elora and by happy coincidence just found out you’ll be here next weekend.

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