I did some reading this morning, and there are some bloggers/writers out there who document all the writing they do in a month. I do this as well. I have a whole file that I call a “Writing Log.” So I think I will start to post a blog each month detailed the progress I made that month. If anything, this will help to keep me on track, help me to know that I am actually accomplishing something, and will let my readers know what I am working on and what to expect to come out relatively soon.
This month was rather solid. I spent a few days where I just planned out other stories because I was lost in the pile of work and my own personally set deadlines loomed over my head like a mystical black cloud. But for the most part, I got er’ done.
There were a few days in there where I trashed the words I had written and placed them into another file. I never delete what I write. I simply put it into a trash folder.
I am in the middle of writing both the 4th Elder Origins book and the 3rd Violet Blake. I hope to have Violet Blake’s story wrapped up by the end of this year. Unlikely, but a girl can dream. Because honestly, I have spent a year with Violet, and her woes need to come to an end. Unfortunately, things must get worse before they can get better. Sigh.
Then there is this fantasy I have been working on. And love. I love love love it. Which means that it will probably get semi-horrible reviews. But I don’t care. I want to get it out there for the world to see because I think it’s fabulous. I only worry because I don’t get to work on it as often as I would like and I feel like I need to get it out of my head and on paper as fast as possible. And I only have about 3,000-4,000 words of writing fuel per day before I reach burn out mode.
So without further ado, here it goes.
Month of September:
A total of approx. 51,000 words written.
One week for some reason I left undocumented, so the number of words is likely higher than this.
I wrote approx 10,000 words on a short story. Then 13,000 for the 4th Elder Origins book. 16,000 for the 3rd Violet Blake. And 4,000 on a new fantasy series that I decided today needs to be shorter than I thought only a few hours ago. I wanted to publish it traditionally, but with this new business model I am trying out, I don’t think that is feasible. I will simply make it into another novella series and stop worrying about traditional publishing. Because let’s face it. After years of observation, it’s overrated. Self publishing is harder because you write more at a faster pace. But that is half of what I like about it.
The rest of the words I wrote were plotting for books. And yes, those count as work in my mind.
So there is it. The Writing Log for September. More details to come in a future log post for October.