Are you feeling hot, hot, hot?

Judging by thermometers in the area, the temperature in Provo, Utah hit at least 100 degrees Fahrenheit today.

Sheesh. Why oh why do I live in a desert?

Anyway, onto the writing thing. The Cabin is now at over 50,000 words. I’ve done 2378 words so far today and probably 2000 yesterday. Or so. I think there are likely about 8000 words left. Just a guess.

I have mixed feelings about finishing this book. The final scenes are pretty heavy- not necessarily in tone, but in what they need to accomplish. I need to show this guy’s journey accurately, making where he ends up be worth a reader working his way through the book to get to it.

So I’m a little anxious. I almost don’t want to finish it, but at the same time, I really do. I feel like I’ve got some great momentum going and I need to not waste it. I want this book to be good, and I’m willing to do what it takes.

As soon as I can get some feedback on the stuff I’m sending with my query for this book, I will get it sent out. I had wanted to have the queries out already, but there’s no rushing excellence.

So that’s it pretty much. If you haven’t visited my other blog: http://gruntandsweat.blogspot.com you should do so. It’s kind of fun and maybe more interesting than this one.

I’ll be back.

carpe somnium

About jaredgarrett

Jared Garrett is the author of Beat, a YA scifi thriller, and its forthcoming sequel, both published by Future House Publishing. A new series, debuting in January 2016 and also published by Future House, kicks off with Lakhoni, a fast-paced rescue adventure in a world reminiscent of Aztec culture, to be released in January 2016. He self-published Beyond the Cabin, a novelization of his childhood in a cult, in December 2014. Both Beat and Beyond the Cabin were Whitney Award nominees, and his story Song of the Wind, received honorable mention in the Writers of the Future contest. In addition to writing, he's spent fifteen years in adult education and is an accomplished public speaker and workshop leader.
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