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WooHoo! Ransome’s Honor is Finished!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

After yesterday’s exciting climactic scene, I could not wait to get home from church this afternoon and write the last chapter of Ransome’s Honor, which I just finished about 15 minutes ago. It was two years and several false-starts in the making, but I am so happy with how it turned out. I ended up slightly over my 90,000 word goal with a total of 122,610 (can you say EDIT?), but I love it. I am ready, though, to set it aside for a while to get back into a present-day setting with the sequel to my contemporary romance, Happy Endings, Inc.

In the midst of getting this manuscript wrapped up, I heard from my agent that a few more houses have passed on HEI, but he did share with me the comments from one of the editors which got me seriously thinking about what aspect of writing craft I wanted to blog about next. The editor wrote: “her voice is cute and fresh–it made for an entertaining read.”

Since there has been so much discussion of finding our writer’s voice on the ACFW loop, and since Vicki suggested it, as well, I believe this week we will start discussing VOICE and what it means to us as writers.

In the meantime, I’m doing the happy dance here in Nashville! Even though this is my fifth complete manuscript, I still get excited over writing “The End,” and I hope that feeling never goes away.

  1. Candice Speare permalink
    Sunday, February 11, 2007 6:22 pm

    YEAH!!! I’m dancing with you!


  2. Carol Collett permalink
    Sunday, February 11, 2007 7:02 pm

    Awesome,Kaye. I know you’re anxious to wear that purple jacket!


  3. Erica Vetsch permalink
    Sunday, February 11, 2007 7:15 pm

    Yay!!! Congratulations! What a super feeling. And five complete novels…YOU are a novelist! lol

    I’m looking forward to the discussion on voice. It’s got me puzzled. One of those things I notice about other people’s writing but don’t recognize in my own.


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