Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Beauty and the Beast with a twist | My WIP Reveal

I'm super excited to reveal a little more about my current WIP--and even more excited to have everyone play a game with me!! "Befriending the Beast" was supposed to be a short story. First draft (very, very rough draft) was 19 Microsoft Word pages, 7,800 words. Yesterday in the edits, I added 1,000 words and am adding more plot depth. How many of you want to guess how long this "short story" will end up being? I have no clue what the right answer will be until it's finished. But it's fun to guess, isn't it? And added to that, if your guess is close to the end result I'll send you a paperback!!! Ready... Set... Guess!!



24 comments:

Jesseca Dawn said...

Oh, looks like an amazing story!! I can't wait to read it! :D
I'm going to guess that it'll end up being around 25,000 words.

Salinn said...

I guess 8,600 :)

P. Knapp said...

I guess 12000.

Megan F said...

I guess 10,200

Deborah C. said...

This sounds like a book I'll want to read!! :) I'm going to guess 16,000.

Kimberly Snyder said...

Oh, what a fun idea! I'm just going to go ahead and say 9,800. It just sounds right. ;)

//Read the latest at PeculiarOnPurpose.blogspot.com!!

Amanda T. said...

Thanks for all of your "votes!" :) It is so much fun to watch them coming in -- and keep them coming! :D

I can't wait to share this story with y'all!

Olivia said...

Oh I don't know, but I guess I'm going to go for 20,000. And the story sounds neat!!

Kaleigh S said...

I guess 10,000. :)

Sydney Anderson said...

This looks like a fun one! I am going to guess 22,000. :) Excited to see the final product.

Many blessings to you as you write!! :)

Anonymous said...

I will guess 3200.
Marilyn

Heather Miller said...

My guess is... 18,000. I would love to read it!

Aidyl Ewoh said...

Haha, I was going to guess 18,000 words, but the person right above me did, so I'll guess 18,050 instead. ;-)

Anne Asher said...

I'm guessing 19,300 words. I love fairy tales told in a new way. I look forward to reading it when you're finished. God bless!

Amanda Leite said...

I'm guessing 13460!

Hosanna Emily said...

This is so exciting! I can't wait until it comes out. =) I'm guessing 8,000... ;)

//Hosanna Emily
HavingaHeartLikeHis.blogspot.com

R. Franklin said...

I'm guessing 11,000. It's always longer than you think it is... Wahaha.

Marcella Knapp said...

I guess 17000

Eliza Noel said...

14,389 :)

Hope Ann said...

Hmm, 10,134 words. ;)

baroquemk said...

How cool! I am attempting to write a fairytale retelling also, about Rapunzel. Not attempting very zealously at the moment, but I hope it will be finished someday ;) ---Libby

Amanda T. said...

Great guesses y'all! :) Love it!

@ Libby - ah, a Rapunzel retelling! How fun! :D

Jewels said...


This sounds interesting! I am going to guess 23,357 words. A little far-fetched? :) I looked at your 'Befriending the Beast' Pintrest page--it is really cool! How, exactly do you search for inspiration on there without coming up with a bunch of bad pictures? Or do you just kind of have to skim through to find the good ones? I recently discovered the idea of looking for character inspiration on Pintrest (what a good one!) but am a little scared to search much on account of what could easily come up. On the other hand, I came up with another idea (More for character inspiration--not exactly scenery) of looking at photographer's websites for portraits, etc. I actually found one of my story character's that way recently--well, I found the picture and then lady became one of the main figures in a new story plot. It is very helpful!

I hope 'Befriending the Beast' turns out to be an awesome book :)
Blessins,
Jewels
www.myjoyfuljourneywithjesus.blogspot.com

Amanda T. said...

@ Jewels - it is VERY true that it's easy to stumble across vile images on Pinterest. I do some skimming, but I have found that if I find different boards from other authors, then what comes up on my newsfeed is more "censored" and it's kind of what I like. I'll also find one image (like a castle), and click on it to see what else in on that pinner's board. So yeah... there are ways to be more careful! :)

Finding photographer's works helps as well! :D And also, I just got the "brilliant" idea - hey, why don't I look around my church and describe these people! ;)

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