So January is here, guys. I feel like I was well aware of this three days ago, but some little gremlin flew in on his RC plane and took that kernel of knowledge from my brain, and I’ve just know re-remembered it.Continue reading “Friday Write-Day: In which I Forget What Month It Is”
This was another one of those weeks where it felt pretty busy/hectic, but I don’t really remember specifically what happened.
We had a lot of visitors and things going on around the house. That’s why it felt busy. I didn’t have much time for writing due to this, but progress is not always measured in word count
Well, the learning curve continues to grow with my “published author” status. I’ve been mum on this for a while, honestly because I was a bit embarrassed about it.
But, I might as well confess: I’m revising and re-publishing The Warden of Everfeld: Memento.Continue reading “Another 3 Things I’ve Learned from Publishing My First Novel”
My read-through of Manuscript: Charlie is complete. 134,502 words read and marked in one week.
I honestly was not sure I could complete it at all, but I did! And now I have the entire weekend to implement some edits. Continue reading “Friday Publishing-Day: Final Edits!”
Aaaannnddd the third draft of The Warden of Everfeld: Memento is…..
Not quite complete. Surprise! Good things are on the way, however. Continue reading “Friday Write Day: Finishing Touches”
Apologies for the delayed posting. As I mentioned last week, I was out of town for a work conference for three days this week.
I had a great time and enjoyed meeting a lot of my colleagues, but it was a bit of a whirlwind week. Continue reading “Friday Write-Day: What a Week”
That’s right, I said it. My semi-pantser model of writing the early drafts of WoEM has become a bit of an annoyance. I think I have been converted to a planner.
Now that I’m well into of my revisions — in the final third of my story — my somewhat free-wheeling outline style has come back to bite me.
Luckily, I found a somewhat easy way to fix it… and avoid it in the future. Continue reading “How Pantsing Makes Revising Harder than It Needs to Be”
After a pretty hectic, up-and-down week, today feels pretty good. Continue reading “Friday Write-Day: The Excitement is Real”
As I’ve already written several times, revision for my third manuscript of WoEM have gone rather smoothly. I’ve had to rewrite a couple of sections, or rethink my character arcs, but overall, I feel really good about where this story is in this more polished iteration.
I’m very satisfied with my progress on Manuscript: Charlie this week. One of PW’s cousins made a surprise trip into town, so we spent two evenings catching up with him, which was great.
Even with that little bit of time spent away from WoEM, I revised 34,500 words this week, shy of my goal of 40,000, but still nothing to be ashamed of.