The past two weeks I’ve cut, rearranged, unrearranged and re-rearranged until I’ve lost 4k words, and in my growing excitement decided it was a good time to do a cover reveal.
Do I know what I’m doing? Heck no. Am I gonna do it anyway? Heck yes.
I’m dangerously close to declaring myself capital D done, and felt this was a good time to share! As a side note, before you see the good bits, I want to mention that formatting, making page numbers, and making chapter headers is infuriating. Oh, also comma splices are my number one enemy.
I bought it from this designer! (I adore their style, and will likely use them for book two as well!)
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.
Hey, ya’ll! I ended up writing a new chapter for the filler one last night. I had an idea in the shower that I /hope/ worked out a bit better than before. I think it killed some of the creep factor, but I think it’ll be better overall.
Today’s Words: 1962
Total Words: 44,982 (I kept the 2k words from yesterday in my count for NaNo purposes)
Today I had a hard time getting started and a hard time hitting my count. I love the concept of the chapter and a good chunk of it, but I think it’s mostly filler. I think I’m going to end up cutting all but about 50 words and tacking onto the next chapter.