A Couple Things I’ve Learned

During the writing of Out of Darkness and the currently (cleverly) named ‘Book 2’, I’ve learned a couple things.

The first of these is: Never, ever claim you are close to done. (Seriously, don’t do it.)

If you read back (you probably shouldn’t) there are several posts of me claiming to be almost done, nearly done, one step away from done, and lastly, dangerously close to done. Guess how many of those have been right so far. (Actually, don’t guess.)

This post is not going to say how close to done I am, dangerously or otherwise, because we know how that will end. Instead, it’s just an update.

Out of Darkness has been out to an editor and I’ve cleaned up, clarified, added, and deleted most of the things they mentioned. I’m going to send it back to them in a few days, and then they’ll send it back. Once that is done, maybe I’ll have another update that’s a little more exciting.

The second thing I’ve learned: I’m not good at thinking up multiple items for entries titled “A Couple Things I’ve learned.”

 

I sure do like updates.

I hope you like updates too!

Yesterday I purchased a  cover for Out of Darkness! I think it’s really pretty and perfect and whatnot. Now I just have to finish with my editing so I can use it and publish!

I’m over halfway through another read through, I printed out 2 copies (thanks, office depot) and sent one to my mom. Now she’s gonna hopefully be a helpful beta reader for me! There have been fewer and fewer changes each read through, so either I’ve become so used to my story that I can’t see what I need to fix, or (hopefully) it’s nearly capital F finished for real this time.

Of course, now I’m panicking because that means I need to think of words to go on the back of the book, finish the words inside the book, publish it, tell people I published it. Be right back, I think I’m going to faint.

 

Camp NaNoWriMo (July 2017) Week 1!

Hello everyone!

I didn’t have it in me this month/go around for a daily entry so I’m gonna update every week! Pretend I posted this yesterday/last night!

Weekly Word Count: 8932

Total Word Count: 8932

I’m a little ahead of schedule (if you pretend it’s the 8th anyway, and not the ninth.) I’m still working on an unrelated story, it’s going interestingly so far. The working title is “The Necromancer’s Daughter” and I don’t know much more than that.

Good luck everyone! We’re still really early in the month if you haven’t started or have fallen behind your goal so get to it!

This is an Update.

Who stayed up past her bedtime but finished her third draft?

If you guessed anyone but me, then you are just silly. That’s the whole update. It needs another pass, but hopefully not as intense as the past three. Thanks for reading, have a good night!

Camp NaNoWriMo 2017 – Day 27 (Win!)

Oh hi there. You know what I did today? I ate a banana….

 

But also, I hit my Camp NaNo 2017 goal for the month!! *insert fireworks gif here*

Today’s Words: 2650

Total Words: 50,663

Neat. I’m a bit over halfway done with this run through, but there’s a giant chance I’ll stop updating every day now 😛

Good luck everyone!

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