Sunday, July 1, 2012

Mini Update

I haven't posted anything here in awhile, because there's not much to report right now. The rewrites on my first book are going a bit slower than anticipated. I've been altering a lot more in it than I thought I was going to, and it turns into a bit of a domino effect wherein changing one scene, changes the next and the next, until things are in a drastically new place, and I have to figure out how to tie everything together. There's also more fact checking about the time period I have to do, so the research aspect slows the process down as well. I should probably save that until the end, but I tend to be someone who is easily distracted by things like that nagging at me, so better to get it out of the way as I'm writing.

I was trying to set a goal for myself of 5,000 words a day, and that just hasn't panned out, and I don't want my work to suffer just to hit my goal. I'd love to have this book out by August, but we'll see how it goes. Deadlines might actually work in my favor, and I might have to try to stick to one, so my writing doesn't slow to an absolute crawl or stop entirely for a period of time.

At the moment I'm roughly halfway through rewriting this book. I'll reveal the title soon (I'm oddly superstitious about disclosing details about my work early on).

For now, I'll leave you with a humorous video I found on Writer Stereotypes. I'll admit to being the "tortured artist" at times ;)

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