“Holly Rhombus and the Bloody Void”—Ready for NaNoWriMo 2018!

Hey folks! Long time, no see! I’ve spent the last month discovering and refining an idea for NaNoWriMo, and tonight was my last-minute chance to wrap up my preparation for November. Wednesday nights are date nights, so this is it. My notes are done, and the title is pencilled in. “Holly Rhombus and the Bloody…

Let’s mix things up a bit!

I’ve got a lot to talk about today! Setting a word count goal for my first draft was a mistake Earlier this year, I gave myself the idea that it would be just awesome to give myself a wordcount goal for the first draft of Esthree Postbuild and The Agency of Dragons and Stars and…

No writing update this week

Hey folks! I don’t have a writing update this week, because I haven’t written anything. I’ve spent a bit of time working on the “business” side. Over the last week or so, a few friends — who don’t read this blog — have asked me how my writing is going, if the novel is out…

Week 11/12: 75,719 words

Check it out! Less than 5k to hit my 80k goal for this first draft! I’m half-way through the climax, which puts me right on-schedule in the 12-week plan. I had planned to be a bit further along… To be honest, with only 7,000 words left I’m really hoping to knuckle-down and get 1,000 words…

Nibiru [A Poem]

Roses are red. Violets are blue. They’ll be squashed regardless By Nibiru.

Week 10/12: 72,643 words

Oh. My. Stars. I’ve breached 70k, and I’ve got less than 10k left before I hit my first draft goal. Oh. My. Stars. It’s a 12-week plan now! I’ve managed to get myself a week ahead of schedule again! According to the 13-week plan, I needed to get Beat 7 half-done by today, and it’s…

Week 9/13: 65,748 words

I didn’t quite get 5,000 words down this week, but I am still on the 13-week schedule. I needed to have Beat 6 done by today; it’s done, and I’m 3,199 words into Beat 7. Now that there are fewer scenes ahead than there are behind, I definitely feel myself struggling and slowing down. At…

Week 8/13: 61,608 words (and thinking about NaNoWriMo 2018)

I’m still on-schedule according to the 13-week plan! I needed to get at least 5,000 words into Beat #6, and I’m 7,789 in — and 61,608 in total. I’ve breached the three-quarters mark! I really, really hope I can keep this up. Writing desk! I mentioned last week that I had a writing desk arriving…

Week 7/13: 55,918 words

I’m happy to report that I’m on-schedule, and that I hit my 7th week goal in the 13-week plan, but — for the first time in a while — I’m exactly on-schedule and not running ahead. It’s not been a great week for writing On Monday, I was dealing with the water company telling me…

Week 6/13: 50,784 words

It’s been way too long since I’ve had this good of a run. 50,784 words ain’t bad! And look! Four-and-a-half beats done out of eight! Seeing those circles fill up is a real motivator. Revising the 14-week plan I’m slightly ahead of schedule again. Beat 5 is half-done, which wasn’t due until next week, so…