Writing has been slow again for me this week. I’ve written a total of 4,400 words for NaNo — a rather pitiful showing considering my initial goal was 30,000. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Recalibrating NaNo Goals
I’ve managed to fall into a monthly rhythm with this series without even trying. However, I may do an extra one this month in honor of NaNo.
For today’s journey, I’d like to take you to a small region that wields significant influence in the Uplands — some might even say disproportionate influence. Continue reading Exploring Úr’Dan: The Arrowhead
I intended to have an album review prepared for today. Instead, I fell asleep on the couch in front of Monday Night Football.
This time, at least, I can blame it on my new job. I’m still getting used to the idea of not working a set shift, so I left the office pretty late on Monday. This new schedule where it’s totally up to me when I show up, when I eat lunch, and when I leave has thrown off my entire day-to-day schedule.
I’m trying to iron out the kinks. For instance, how do I maintain a regular gym schedule (we have a gym at the office) when I may have meetings at varying times between 10am and 2pm every day?
The short answer is, go when I have time. But this is harder than it sounds.
Anyway, I’m not here to gripe. This is just an adjustment period for me. I don’t think I’ll need to adjust my blogging schedule once settle in, but I’m keeping my options open.
I’m sending a new batch of chapters to my editor tonight. She will reach a critical turning point in my story, so I’m asking to meet up and discuss her overall thoughts in person.
Hopefully, we’ll also be able to wrap our heads around a timeline for her revisions to the rest of the book.
I found a cover designer! After sifting through over 50 applications via Upwork, I’ve hired a cover designer I’m really excited about. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: The Cover is Coming!
I’ve spent the last several installments of this series talking about the various peoples who inhabit Úr’Dan. Now I think it’s time to start giving bits of the history of this subcontinent.
I am still adjusting to the fact that I do not have to be churning out sections and chapters every free moment that I have. My book is not ready for publication.
However, with the second draft complete and waiting to be edited by someone far more objective than me, I now have time to focus on all of the other aspects of publication. Continue reading So, I’ve Written A Book… Now What?
I just completed writing Manuscript: Beta of The Warden of Everfeld: Memento. Like, literally ten seconds ago. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Finished*… Again!
…but the anticipation of a post. The whisper of a post that may yet come to be.
Do forgive my convoluted tone. There is work to be done, and not a moment to waste!
It’s been a while since I’ve written a real post. At least it feel that way to me. I thought providing a bit more world-building info would be a nice way to ease myself back into a more regular writing/blogging routine.
As I discussed in the last installment of this series, the peoples living in the southern half of Úr’Dan are far more diverse than their neighbors to the north. Continue reading Exploring Úr’Dan: Bargers and Southerners
I essentially have two chapters left to write in the beta manuscript of The Warden of Everfeld: Memento. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: At the Conclusion