Daily Log: 2018-10-17
***Note I wrote this up last night, but was tired and forgot to hit the publish button twice for it to actually publish.
Good day today. Back on track with V&A Shipping 3. Got another 1000 words knocked out today. Not as much as I would have liked, but I’ll pick up steam quickly on this one. Needed to re-read what I’d written the day before to make sure that deleting the first few thousand words was the correct course. It was.
The first part I’d written was choppy and the characters weren’t feeling right for me. That means I wasn’t allowing them to do their thing. That’s a problem in my humble opinion and the reason I started over. I lost a week of productivity, but given I’d not written nearly as much as I can, I didn’t feel bad about letting those words go. Something you need to do that.
We had our weekly writerly meet up. Those are always a good time had by all. The only thing I wish we could do is get everyone on the same volume as one person will be very low and will get talked over constantly because one or more people didn’t hear them. There’s also a bit of a delay which is the curse of the internet. I’m confident if everyone were in the same room in person, it’d be a totally different experience. We try to make sure everyone contributes and give everyone a chance to talk. If you’re a creative person, having a little support group that not only cheers you on, but hold you accountable, is a good thing.
One of the things I need to get to work on, covers. I had intended to start releasing books in September, but as you can tell, September has come and gone with no new book covers. I need to speak to My Favorite Daughter about that. She’s back in school and did have other projects outside of school to work on (doing a logo for a friend that started his own business and everything around that logo like business cards, flyers, signage, etc.). Once I have covers in my hot, little hands, I’ll be dropping books monthly.
I wanted to have all 15 ready to go even tough I’ve not written all the books just yet, to make sure all the covers are themed correctly. I didn’t want to drop the books and then change covers mid-stream or all new covers when this storyline runs its course. But that’s me.
Anyway, don’t have to get up super early tomorrow. Get to sleep in a little. I like that. Need to get my brain reset and ready for the day. Lots of work, lots of training, just plain lots that needs to get done and these old bones are tired.
Until Next Time!