I didn’t post a word count update last week because I was working on getting the rest of the manuscript written. Now that I finished that tonight, I’ll work on editing everything over the weekend, and publish this urban fantasy/romance next week.
Then I have to finish the shorter tale that I started, which is set in the same world as the one that I just finished. I hope to get that tale published in a week or two, since it’s half written, and less words.
After that, it’s back to Dyalessia Games for Bess’s and Mira’s book, allowing me to write a more light-hearted book compared to the urban fantasy one.
I was busy over the weekend and yesterday, so this post didn’t get written until today (Tuesday).
Today I almost reached 40,000 words in the novel, so next week I may share a teaser or two, or maybe the cover. My shorter story (which is set in the same world, but with a different characters) has about 5,000 words written for it. I plan on only making that a 20,000 word story though, depending on how things work out.
Next week I should reach my goal of 50,000 words for this novel, then I’ll work on edits. If everything goes the plan, I should have the book for sale probably during the second week of September.
Then it’s back to working on the second book for Dyalessia Games, as well as finishing that shorter story.
Okay, that’s all for this week. I’ll update again next week.
I’ve put my book on sale for the next week. For the first day that Dyalessia Games: Alex & Chrstie is on sale, it’s only $.99 cents! Price goes up and returns to $2.99 by the end of the week of the sale.
Since it’s the weekend, that means it’s time to do some promoting and getting together my social media pages that I’ve been neglecting. So, I now have a Twitter account and I’ve also set up a Facebook page for my writing.
As for my writing, I’ve reached over 31,000 words on my current novel, so in a few weeks I might have it finished, edited, and ready to publish. I’ve also written a little for my next Dyalessia Games novel, as well as a novelette that is set in the same world as the novel I’m currently writing.
With the words that I wrote last week and tonight, I’ve hit just over 20,000 words.
I’m happy with that amount and this new book is coming together a lot faster than the eight months my first one took to write. If I can manage to keep writing at least 1,000 words a day during the weekdays, I’ll should reach 50,000 in about five weeks.
So I’m thinking that my next book could be on sale sometime in September. Depending on how things go, I may post a snippet or two in August as a way to garner some interest before putting the book up for sale once it feels like it’s finished.
Next week I’ll have another update on how the word count is coming along, of course.
I’ve been pushing myself to write more than my max amount of words per day that I wrote for Alex’s and Christie’s book, so this new book is coming together a lot faster. Tonight I hit 10k words, which makes me very happy. However, I’m taking a break from Dyalessia Games and working on a different character and setting, one that is more urban/supernatural fantasy/romance.
That said, I have a few paragraphs written for a second book for Dyalessia Games even if that second book isn’t my current project. This second book will be about Bess, some of her adventures in growing up, and how she met Mira.
So the woman of Dyalessia will return.
I even have some thoughts that I haven’t written down yet and they’re for Melody’s story as well as some ideas for Sunny’s story even if those two books aren’t written and published right away.
That’s my weekly update for this week. I’ll be back next week with another update.
I should have written more entries in this journal over the past few months but instead I spent my time working on my first novel. Last night I finished the last bit of editing and a few other things to get it ready to publish and once all those problems were fixed, I uploaded it to Amazon.
Even though that first novel was finished a few days ago, for the most part, I’ve been plugging away at my second one. This novel is different than my first one because it’s more of a urban fantasy instead of a romance.
Much like most urban fantasy, this setting has magic, deities, beings from our legends and stories, and the world as we know it is different and changed because of the myths and legends turning out to be real.
The main character is a hacker and she has been fun to write because of her attitude and personality.
December 8th, 2016.
I did not get as much writing on my book done tonight as I preferred because I was working on setting up my web page instead. That said, I did write some other things for someone else that asked me to write-up some descriptions for something she has been trying to get off the ground. I don’t feel so bad that I didn’t get my writing done though because I accomplished doing those two things.