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…

Week 5/14: Fuck the words

I’m getting more and more frazzled that I don’t have a place to write anymore. Do you know where I get my best words-per-hour these days? The bus. The fucking bus on my way home from my day-job. I’m distraught. I’m not sure I can think of a better word. When I discovered that I…