Friday, September 26, 2014

September Update; 20k In the Bag!

Okay, folks!

 Here's my 20k notice for the month of September.
 Yes! I did it.

   I was able to start out fairly strong in the beginning of the month, and so I built up a lot of my word count before we hit the middle. This allowed me to be able to get the tail ends of my goal wrapped up before the complete end of the month was here, so I'm gald to report I'm done for my September writing goal!

   I did not finish Prince of Demarken, again. I had hoped to, but... I DID get some really key scenes in, ones that had been getting me stuck for a while now, so we are making progress. 

   So I ended up letting it soak a bit while I worked on other things; mainly Twelve Dark Knights and The Beaded Slipper.  Yes, those are the two chronologically-first spin off novels, so it was decided that working on them would be a good relief, (but still in the same world and therefore self-informative) for Prince of Demarken.

 We've got some good times ahead with Twelve Dark Knights, let me tell you! :-) The set-up is just riff with fire-crackers and ready to blow in a million different ways! Wink Going to be lots of fun in there!!!

  Now that my goal is finished, I'm hoping to keep wrangling with the last stubborn scenes in Pricne of Demarken, and get them ironed out. I've let them "soak" long enough, I have a hunch they'll relent under pressure.

  And of course, October is the month before NaNoWriMo, and I can't afford to be strangling the last drops of inspiration out of my brain in the dwindling light of October's end.
 No, NO!!! That would be something worhty of a horror story!
 I must have a fresh batch of creativity to tackle the long haul of 50k in November.... so that means I really need to have my alotted 20k for October done up very early in the month.
 So I'm going to get working on it this month, in the week that we still have left.

 The goal is to have 20k new words for every month, and if they're written early... WHO CARES? Wink Certainly not I!!!

 So, there are my plans for the next three months.

 What do you think of them? Sound doable to you?
   Do you have any big projects you're tackling? Have you planned it out? Wink


Deborah O'Carroll said...

You amaze me. I don't know HOW you manage to do basically a half a NaNo EVERY month, but there you go. I guess you're superhuman. ;) CONGRATS!

I'm doing a 100-words-minimum-per-day-for-100-days challenge, so that's keeping me on my toes in the midst of tons of crazy busyness. I haven't started plotting for NaNo yet--that's what October's for! But I must start thinking of that story soon... I'm also being an ML, organizing my local NaNo region, so that's going to be busy as well!

I'm sorry to say that no I haven't planned out any of these three big projects yet... I must get on it!

Best of luck on your next 20k and your NaNo planning! ^_^

Kelsey Bryant said...

I'm with Deborah---you amaze me! I'm so proud of all the hard work you do! It's brilliant writing, too. I hope your goals pan out!
It's so exciting to hear about your spin-off novels! The more stories from Noran and other local countries, the better.
Every story seems like a big project to me. :) I don't know if it should, but it certainly does! Nothing for NaNo (I've accepted that I'm not cut out for NaNo or any deadline or word-count challenges), but I have five stories that I really wish I could be working on simultaneously ... one of them is being groomed in earnest for publishing!

E. Kaiser Writes said...

Thanks girls!!! :-) For one thing, I don't get a lot of movies watched!!! :-)

That sounds like a great challenge, Deborah! I know building "creative capacity" is key to being able to do bigger things in future!
Being an ML during NaNo would be too much for me, I'm afraid. Just too much to overload my mind on!!! :-)

Thanks, Kelsey! I super appreciate all the enthusaism this series gets! I can't wait to have it finished and see what readers think... but there's a ton of work to be done before that stage!!! So... guess I'd better go get to some of that, hm??? ;-)
Keep polishing!!! Time will only tell what works and what doesn't so just keep trying different things!
Thanks for stopping by, you two!