I am officially done with Sarah's first draft. Woot! 124k words, 41 chapters, 3 epilogues.
I used to think that execution—how well you wrote an idea—was more important than the idea itself. But I don't think that's the case. I think this is a situation of wanting it to be true and finding that the premise—so long as the execution is okay—is the real bread winner.
A female peacock is a peahen. Interesting…
Board games got canceled, but I already started making my homemade fries. That's a lot of fries… Challenge accepted! Nom nom nom.
Am I the only one who writes down all of their pertinent information—birthday, address, phone number, etc.—before calling support? I just know they are going to ask me to verify something and my brain will shut down. "It's your birthday, sir." — "I said I don't know it!"
Every time I find myself diving deep into Amazon, searching for a specific book, my Dungeon Runner 2 novella is suggested as a book I'd like. Well, I can't disagree with their logic…
I just grabbed a new domain for a long-term, passive, and very inexpensive strategy for promoting my books. Let's see if I can launch the site before I die of old age… I learned a lot with my author site. This should go faster! ;)
Ended this writing experiment with 6,907 words for the day (down 13 words in my cleanup pass that has barely scratched the surface). I came up with tons of new ideas while writing. I like the direction the story took, but these are not clean words. I'll need to edit/polish. :)
After achieving some decent word counts last week (3-4k per day), I hit a wall today. Nothing was good enough, and I spiraled into editing mode. Added 800 words and cleaned up a few problems that were weighing on my mind. Tomorrow should be better. :)
". . . stop waiting for magic and embrace passion as a daily practice." —Donald Maass, The Fire in Fiction (Since I gave up my study time to writing, I'm studying on my day off, haha. I liked this quote as a way to approach your craft every day: with passion.)