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.”

 

Camp NaNoWriMo 2017 – Day 10

Why hello there lovely people. Can’t believe it’s April 10th already. Feels like just yesterday it was January!

Day 10 Words: 3455

Total Words: 30,313

Let’s see. I worked on two chapters today. A Jason and a Lilith. Jason is another of my favorites. Who am I kidding, I love all my characters in a way. Except for Lilith. I have a hard time connecting to her with the exception of when I’m in a bad mood. When I’m in a bad mood I could write thousands of words from her.

So, I guess when I go over her chapters again, I need to get real angry first?

I hope y’all had a good day, see ya tomorrow!

My favorite little paragraph(ish) from writing today.

Rain lasted longer inside the forest than out. At least that was how it had always seemed to Jason, and his time in this patch of woods had done nothing to change that. Raindrops pattered on the tarp spread over his head, making sure he knew it was still raining, in case he had somehow forgotten. He peeked through the opening in his make-shift tent. The clearing, bright and free of rain, beckoned him.He grunted and turned away. The dark wetness suited his mood better.

Camp NaNoWriMo 2017 – Day 8

Woo. Finished early today to make up for the late finish yesterday!

Day 8 words: 1886

Total words: 27094

I don’t know if anyone likes charts like I do (hint: I love them.) But I saw this on /r/campnanowrimo and wanted to share the link. I think it’s pretty nifty because, well, like I said, I love charts.

I thought about writing extra since I finished early but I’m ahead so I’m just gonna go play Zelda for the rest of the day! Y’all have fun, and I hope you’re all doing well on your goals this month.

If you’re not, that’s okay too! You still have loads of time to catch up. If you don’t wanna do 50k, just do 1k a day. That’s a solid 30k. Or 500 a day. Just get to writing! (or editing, or whatnot.)

Camp NaNoWriMo 2017 – Day 4

Hello there!

I procrastinated again today, didn’t end up starting till almost dinner, but that’s fine. I decided to edit two chapters to try and get ahead of my daily goal.

Day 4 Words – 3162

Total Words – 20166

Goal – 50,000 words. (probably should have done chapters/editing time but this feels more impressive to me, for some reason.)

Things I noticed in editing today: Not a whole lot. There was some stuff that needed cut, like descriptions I’d already done. I had to reference my characters dress since she had lost it along the way. And wishy-washy feelings that had to be pushed one way instead of in the middle. Today I edited chapters 9 and 10. 10 is Morgan’s first chapter. I like her, she’s one of my favorites.

I think Morgan and Asherah were always my favorites in this book. I like their relationship and the way they talk to each other.

I realized something the other day. I think Morgan is my true Main Character. Though there are a handful or so of PoV, she’s the one that is the most important, it’s really her story I’m following. I wonder if maybe I need to restructure book 2 to show that better. (But that’s neither here nor there!)

 

This is an about me post.

This post is not about War of the Sisters or writing. It’s about me. I’m just in the mood to ramble, and sometimes I think that’s good enough to post.

So, what do I want to ramble about? Me of course. My name is AmberJade, yes it’s actually spelled that way. No space and a capital J. Hmm, this feels familiar, I wonder if I’ve already written it already. Ah well, you’ll just get to know me twice.

I’m 30 years old, and I live with my fiance and his family in Alabama. (He told me yesterday that he reads my blog. So hello fiance. ❤ I told you I don’t complain about you on here. This is your first mention.) Okay, back to my real readers. (sorry fiance, you don’t count. <3) I have a cat named Zelda, here she is today helping me edit. As you can see she’s a paws on editor. (I made that joke on Twitter and here because I was pretty pleased with it.)

Obviously, I write a lot, but we’re not going over that in this entry. Outside of writing, I like to play vidya games. This week I was kind of neglecting them for Camp NaNo prep, but I was playing Fallout 4 most recently. (I like it, others don’t.) I like roleplaying/fantasy games mostly.

I have a big family. I don’t think they read my blog, but hi to them anyway. Not gonna get too descriptive, don’t wanna make them feel awkward. (Hi, love y’all. <3)

I work online on mturk.com, and while it pays the bills, I 1/10 do not recommend. (but I do love all my people at mturkcrowd.com they are cool beans. hi crowd.)

Okay, I’m tired and have rambled long enough. Thanks for reading.