Progress Update

As you can see from my previous post, I finished Surviving the Road!  I also submitted four out of my eight possible queries, decided that I’d see how the responses on those look before I submit the other four, applied for the Lambda Literary Writers Retreat, and did some major world-building and magic-system-fleshing-out for the secondary world setting in which I intend to set a bunch of short stories.

On the plate for this coming week is seriously looking into Patreon for my short stories and doing more world-building for what I’m thinking of as the Tattoo Magic world.  I likely won’t start revising Flight, my second book, until February.  I’m giving myself a little time to cool off from the high-pressure stuff like drafting and revising in favor of something a little more light-hearted.

Start the Dance Party

Image, from HRC's Bollywood Dance Party benefit, of a bunch of dancing people in front of rainbow lights.
But only if it’s a rainbow dance party.

It’s done!  Surviving the Road, my third novel manuscript, clocks in at a hefty 88,415 words.

I’m very excited….

  • to finish a third manuscript
  • that was so hard for me to write the ending to
  • after the first novel in the series was rejected post R&R and I hated these characters for reasons that aren’t their fault
  • only 7 days after I told myself I would finish it
  • despite still feeling a bit off from having the flu

Let the dance party commence!  Let the celebratory meowchi be ordered!  Most importantly… let the rest of the day be a video game day, because tomorrow I have to apply for the Lambda Literary Writers’ Retreat and look into Patreon and start researching other agents to submit Surviving the Plague to.

Progress Update

Even though I’ve had the flu over the past week, I’ve done a lot of thinking about writing.  That counts, right?

I looked into Patreon a little and I’m feeling ‘eh’ about their terms of service.  I’m going to let that simmer a little while and maybe try looking into some alternatives.

I wrote a chapter of Surviving the Road.  This means I have one chapter and one scene to go before the book is done, which is also known as ‘when I can buy myself a celebratory meowchi’ to add to the finished novel meowchi collection.

That’s it, but I think that’s pretty good considering how sick I was all week!

Progress Update

I’m approximately half way through with outlining Surviving the Road (the sequel to Surviving the Plague, which will be my NaNoWriMo project this year).  The good news is that I’m about half way through!  The bad news is that I really stink at middles.

I love the beginning.  I love where it’s going to end.  The middle part needs some spicing up.