Thursday, February 14, 2013

After Hitting 70,000 Words Progress Update On Zero Draft 3rd Book

     Work on the Zero Draft of my next book is still going full steam ahead but then again that's one of the joys of a Zero Draft. It's sort of like finally puking after being sick for days.... Sort of like taking a big shit or piss after having to wait a lot time... ok, those aren't apt, it's more like someone just telling you and you finally believing and seeing its about the writing and just do it.
     Though without the Nike tie in line at the end.
     I thought I would update on the progress of the Zero Draft because the other night I hit 70,000 words and it was a good point to think on because it also marked finishing this draft of the first part of the collection: 1 Novella, 3 Vignettes, and 3 short stories down.
     Have 3 more Novellas, 8 more Vignettes, and 9 more short stories to go by the end of May which is my personal deadline for finishing the Zero Draft of the collection.
     Then the rest of 2013 will be working on more drafts and hopefully it all will be ready for the first look from a editor at the beginning of 2014. 2014 will be revisions and promotion with the plan being the book should be ready for a December 2014 release.
     One of the promotional items I'm planning will be the 11 Vignette I'm writing now as well, one each will be released for free each month in 2014 leading up to the release of the full collection. I'm still thinking if I should include those free 11 Vignettes in the collection or not. If you have a opinion let me know.
    Well back to the writing, if you are out there doing your own art thing, hope its going like gangbusters,


Friday, February 1, 2013

After Jan Progress Update On Zero Draft 3rd Book

     January turned out to be the most enjoyable and thus the most productive month of writing I've ever had. On January 1st I typed the first word of the Zero Draft of what will be my third book and just raced from there. The month saw me having the flu, Mar getting sick, and other bumps in the road that impacted my writing output but I still hit my goals for the month, early even.
     My goals for the month was 50,000 words and not to hold myself back. I accomplished both of those things. My total for the month closed at 58,382 words and it was the nearest I've gotten so far to capturing what's in my head and translating that to the page.
     Now onto February with goals of reaching 100,000 words and to keep up the mindset and freedom I found in the words in January.
     Before I go I also wanted to say for those who have enjoyed my writing on here and my Live Journal when I update more regularly I will try to update from time to time but to get more focus and energy towards writing the book I had to cut back on a lot of my internet rambling and rants but I still throw things out in mindless fashion on my Facebook and Twitter if you want to check those out.
     Well, I know this is a short update but back to writing to start this month off on the right foot also, plus I need to vacuum, dishes, and clean cat boxes today because that's also a writers life. For those others out there writing and making their art of choice I hope your year has started as good as mine with your passion.