This has been one of those welcome weeks where the main thing I did all week was write. And write and write and write. To the point where it's slightly hard to recall what happened. I've been writing, reading trashy books, reading up on ridiculous warfare related items, and, as of yesterday, playing FTL. What… Continue reading Workblog for the week: Eat, Sleep, Write, FTL.
It is just, somehow, liberating to wind up in a situation where the words just flow. I'm not quite there on the current project, but it's closer than it's felt in months and months. So, wordcounts are high-ish, and morale's high-ish. The current project is indeed about a mangled War-Dog, and I have no idea… Continue reading Workblog for the week: Definitely working on the next cupcake.
Two weeks goes by fast, doesn't it? That's how long I've been working on putting together three pitch documents, which seems like it took longer than it should... but, then again, pitches are not prose. These specific ones required full plotting, which is one of those tasks that takes way more effort per word than… Continue reading Workblog for the week: Barking at the door.
Well. This week I've been working on synopses, and that's the synopsis of my week! Pitch documents are interesting things. The ones I've been working on this week, partly in the hopes of getting some work, partly for the practice element, involve a short 'hooky' synopsis, about 150 words, then a larger breakdown of the… Continue reading Workblog for the week: Synopsis.
After nailing another chapter down this week, and keeping things rolling, I'm taking a few days break with other projects, just to keep every pot on my stove merrily boilling away. I feel like I'm a bit more than a quarter into my book. Which is an odd achievement. It is, at this moment, inclusive… Continue reading Workblog for the week: One more chapter down.
So, after quite some time, I've managed to actually work for a whole week on my novel. I suspect this marks an official end to the sabbatical. We shall keep our fingers crossed. In the intervening time I have finished off another chapter of the Brocade Goat, so the sabbatical wasn't all laziness and non-productiveness,… Continue reading Workblog for the week: Worked this week.
Two huge, huge events this week. The first involved the arrival my first payment for Dangerous Jade - roughly fifty copies have been sold so far, which, you know, for a debut from a guy most people haven't heard of, that's pretty damn good. So, does that make me a 'real author'? How about being… Continue reading Workblog for the week: What, am I a real author now or something?
So, apparently, making notes is helpful. How do I know this? I have gone so far as to add 'made notes' to my work records two days in a row. And it has been helpful. What my technique seems to be, and it's rather astonishing to me that I am developing a technique, is to… Continue reading Workblog for the week: Notable.
So, for the first time in awhile, I'm more or less edging back onto my schedule, and have been working on my novel all week. Which, let me say, makes me ridiculously happy, even if progress is slow. Sometimes writer's block is something you need to edge out of your way bit by bit, rather… Continue reading Workblog for the week: Solid.
Well. Let's see. Among other things this week, I wrote a little bit of flash fiction, which is currently sitting in someone's slush pile. I'm quite happy with that. Finishing something, for two weeks in a row, feels nice. :3 I'm also back to work on my novel, with a toehold duly found, and I… Continue reading Workblog for the week: Back out there.