Hello, everyone! I was able to make it to the office and managed to crank out three thousand and five hundred words — meaning I covered the word count needed for today, covered Sunday and started working on yesterday. If I can manage another day like today, I can get back on schedule. If I do two more days like that, I can get a little ahead…which is what I need to do badly because there is no “get ahead”, there is “get less behind”. If everything can work out the way that I want it to, I can get it done by the end of June and begin the editing process. I am aiming on getting this novel out by the second half of the year. It’s only going to be a 55K word novel, so it shouldn’t take that long to get finished. I just need to buckle down.
That phrase should be on my coat of arms: Ego ipse applicare debet. My standard will be a red mule trying to buckle a belt in a field of silver. It only seems appropriate.
At least I am maintaining this blog a lot better than I did two weeks ago. Technically, this is the second post for the day, but I’ve always considered the day ending when I fall asleep: GMT be damned.
The writing today was really good. I was able to really get into the main character’s self-loathing while on the date with Jennifer (a place holder name, honest). I should get that done tomorrow and continue sailing into Act Two — where the conflict really gets ramped up and one of minor protagonists may or may not get a bloody nose. I still have some enthusiasm for this project, so I am confident that this one will get done on time…ish. Let’s not lose our heads over this, OK?
One more thing I need to do is get together a list of conventions in my area beyond Fandomfest (I think the tables have been sold out for that one). If anyone reading this blog knows of a fantasy, or bookseller’s convention in the Kentucky are, please let me know in the comments. One of the things I really, really need to do is get myself some more exposure. So, it’s either hit conventions or marry a Kardashian. I’d much rather learn about conventions, but if I have to bite that bullet…hey…it’s what I have to do.
Next time, I think I’ll depart a little from the updates and maybe gab about a show, or how I would have done that show differently. I really should talk about the WWI / Dracula project. I haven’t touched that in a while, and it’s an idea that has stuck with me for a while. I’ll read some of my older posts…cringe a little and try to pick back up where I left off.
Well, thanks for dropping by, and I hope to hear from you.