Yet another step in the process of transmogrifying from an ‘aspiring author’ to an ‘Honest to God, LOOK I WROTE A BOOK – BUY IT NOW DAMN YOU author’.
So here’s that graph I promised for February:
I’ve taken a step back from the writing for a bit of a recharge. BTW this first draft is NOT the first draft i was talking about in this post. That one’s in the drawer, getting some of that ‘distance’ they speak of. You know, write it, then put it away for a bit? Yeah, that’s it. Totally unrelated bit of fiction of the animal fantasy sort. Not ‘Incredible Journey’ or ‘Animal Farm’ or ‘Watership Down’, just me thinking about the life of some of the furries I see in the backyard.
Got well above 3K words a couple of times, but it took me most of the day to do it. Not that it took so many hours to write that many words, but it was the weekend and I still have the day job, so I had other things to do as well. But I did crack 3,000 words, so that’s a new record.
Yeah, I know. High output, and then? Nothing. For. Days.
Got a lot of snow, and I’ll tell you it’s taken a lot out of me. I’m not as young as I used to be. Hopefully I’ll get this finished, edited, cleaned up, and covered with enough time to make snow blower money by November.
Gahh… I’d hate to stay in that damn office for another 8 months, but if that’s what I gotta do, that’s what I gotta.
So, the snow/tired/stuck thing (which accounts for that string of ‘nothing written’) is about over, I got some of that Act 0 stuff done, and I’ve only got two or three more scenes/chapters/whatevers to finish, then I can call it a draft and work on the prequel novella.
I’m thinking I’ll have a free intro novella for the few years of Act 0. I suppose the back story for the novella would be Act -1? 🙂 Sure, whatever. I think the novella would be a nice free or 99 cent intro to the series. Who knows? But that’s a marketing thing, and I have nothing to market so I won’t think about that yet. Carts and horses and all that.
So, there’s the graph I promised, and an update. w00t.
Be safe and be well.