Tuesday, July 24, 2007

getting the wheel rolling again

After the death of my Godfather, things have been so slow. Now only did I have a lot on my mind, but I stopped right in the middle of a hard bit.

Now I have to keep going, 1000 words a day, until I’m done.

Boats against the current and all that. Ugh.

Friday, July 20, 2007

so this week has been a bust

BUT, as soon as Harry Potter is read, I will be the writing master! Nothing shall stand in my way!!

Half way there, just a bit more...

I'll still be done by September. I have to be! Avatar Season 3 starts then, and if I'm not done by then, it'll eat me whole!

The plan:

Done by September
Edit 1 done by October
Let it sit a few weeks, another edit done by mid-November, then off to readers.
Readers have it until right before Christmas, then I spend Christmas slowdown adding in comments, fixing problems, etc. Also, this is when I'll draft my query letter, synopsis, and get my first 30 pages in crazy good condition.

JANUARY - start mailing queries, start on the next novel.

Thursday, July 5, 2007


"Those who say they want to be writers, and aren't writing, don't."
- Earnest Hemmingway

The only writing quote that matters!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Go go gadget writing!

1000 words a day for the last week, and MAN, do I feel good! Today I saved the file at just over 15,000 words, which means I've only got 55,000 left to go to meet my target of 70k! At 1000 a day, that's 55 days (yay for easy math!), which should put my end date in the last week of August, 4 weeks ahead of schedule ^____^. Of course, a LOT can go wrong between now and then. I could reach the end of my story at around 50,000 and be forced to ADD MORE SHIT. The mind boggles! Looking at the scenes I have planned, I get the feeling I'll reach the end somewhere in the 60-70k range, which would be just about perfect since I'm going to have to add a bit more information to the early chapters. Over all I'm kicking ass, taking names, chewing gum, etc., etc.

Writing happiness is the best happiness!