Wednesday, 7-12 THE ENDDDD. Now to work on my continuity notes, edit through once, and send it out to my editor and betas, probably tomorrow night. As soon as a few get back to me with full edits, I hit pub and it’s all up to amazon. Late this weekend, early next week. … something like that. We’ll work hard on making it sooner rather than later
Sunday, 7/9 – it’s been a crazy week, and I’m two to three days out from being done. When it’s done, I have to edit, then send to my editors, then send to my betas, and then it is yours!!! One week or less <3 Saturday, 7/1 – definitely moving. getting close to the halfway mark. Things are getting complicated. Lots of stuff is happening with the other characters, not just bruin. things are getting crazy in serenity.
Sunday, 6/25 Moving now! 24,521 words. Bruin is quite a character. Still thinking the middle of July for release. I will let you know asap!!
Tuesday 6/20 you may be disappointed to hear i have not started writing. argh. this always happens. The plotting takes way longer than I want it to. BUT! You may be happy to know that I am starting tomorrow and my goal for tomorrow is 10K words. I can do it. I’ve done 13K before in a day, but that’s *too* hard. I can do the 10K though. I think I’ll be able to do it, I see the first 4 scenes in my mind like I want them, and that is the key ……. and Go! Check back in 24 hours!!
Thursday 6/15 I have been wrestling with marketing and emails all week, but always taking an hour or two in the morning to plot. OTM6 is gonna be good. Lots of secrets revealing themselves to me, slowly, which is how it works for me. I’m going to shoot for 80K words and I think it will be right around there. Plot is still loose but coming together. I told myself I would write the first 500 words today. I sat down, wrote 2 words, thought of a last name, and gave up again. Still have to think more. But the index cards came out, which is a great sign. With OTM7, instead of just dates, I will do Day 0, Day 1, etc, to track my progress. that is part of why I am doing this, so that I can spot the holes in my process (to speed it up). So no words written yet. Est release still mid-july, tho. Once it’s plotted, the writing is ancillary, but secondary. The plotting is where the real work is done.
Sunday 6/11 Document created for book. Check. 500 words written. NOPE. It’s OK. I know it seems like failure. It’s not. Because now I know how much I don’t know, and until I decide I am going to write some words, that doesn’t happen. What I’m doing now: brainstorming, plotting, a LOT of thinking. These books take hundreds of hours of thought before anything happens on the screen. So, I’ll shoot for 500 words on Tuesday (I’m taking tomorrow off to hang with my boys) and in the meantime, lots of thinking (and emails, marketing, catching up on editing past stuff, and thinking about parallel books).
Saturday 6/10. Did i say yesterday was thursday? … or did I actually post on thursday? I have no idea. I know today is Saturday and 6/10 so I guess that’s what matters. Bru’s book is gonna be sooooo goooood! I’m super excited about this story now. I am close to creating the doc and writing the first 500 words. …. I will do it today, I swear. Ok, off to it.
Thursday, 6/9. Bru’s book is loosely formed in my mind. I have been thinking about it around the corners of everything else I do. I have a probable final battle and many possible conflicts and one big event planned. I am also trying to loosely plot the rest of the series at the same time, because things are getting complicated. I hope to write the first 500 words tomorrow, but that means I will have to have it “told” enough in my brain that I know where to start. Guesstimated release: argh. mid July.