Updates: The not very Updatey edition.

Hello lovely readers.

This update is not very interesting. I don’t have a huge word count change or massive story changes. Everything is little bitty details that I’m picking at. Currently, (like literally right now,) I’m listening to Word read Out of Light so I can catch missing words and weird sentences.

If you’re interested in my life not in writing/editing, then it’s mostly been a lot of working and sleeping. I like my job though it does leave me really tired at the end of the day. I’m playing around with D&D on the weekends.

Also reading The Magicians. 

Anyway, good night! ❤

NaNoWriMo2018 Week 2(ish)

So remember last week when I was all like “Oh, I’ll update weekly cause I’m better at remembering that.”

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NaNoWriMo2018 – Week 1

Hello lovely readers, it’s been a week already!

This weeks wordcount: 14,896

Time is flying, the story is too. I’m not trying too hard to keep the story consistent right now, just letting it flow. I’m not exactly sure where it’s going, but I’m sure I’ll find out soon.

I’m tentatively calling this book Into the Void. I would tell you more about it, the bits I know, but too much of it is spoilers for Out of Light.

I forgot how fun writing brand new words is. I’d managed to convince myself that there were no more words inside my head. That I’d spent them all already. It’s nice to see that there are still some in there. Now we just have to hope there are enough to finish the story, not just start it. 🙂

Until next time ❤

 

Things to consider doing:

Send me cat pictures.

Vote for my cover in this contest.

Read an Out of Light excerpt

Buy Out of Darkness

 

Out of Light Excerpt

Hello, lovely readers.

I decided to post a bit of Chapter 1 of Out of Light. I don’t know why, just seemed like the thing to do. I will note, however, that you should remember that this is not a final draft. It still needs a pass by a real editor, another pass by me, and any beta reader I manage to sufficiently bribe. Everything contained in this excerpt is subject to change, polish, and/or deletion.

This is a significant amount of time after Out of Darkness ended, and that’s all I’ll say about that. Enjoy 🙂

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Things I’ve Learned.

That’s an awfully vague title, but I didn’t feel like putting “Thinks I’ve Learned Since I Hit Publish on Out of Darkness Three Months Ago.” because that seemed absurd.

Anyway, I’ve realized a couple things over the past few months, that will help (me) a whole heck of a lot when I go to publish Out of Light.  Not the writing part, who even cares about that. (Kidding.)

Here is a small, unordered list of things that I’ve realized the past couple days.

  • You can’t just slap an ebook cover on a paperback. It just doesn’t look as good as you think. You need a spine/back cover.
  • Figure out your measurements. Otherwise, your cover is gonna be wonky.
  • Trust (some of) your instincts. If you’re uneasy about how it looks on screen, you’re probably going to be the same once it prints.
  • Proofread your blurb and bio. Three times. Maybe more.
  • Making other people format your stuff is good. (thanks ax)
  • It’s unhealthy to refresh the sales page 50 times per day.

I had more, but I got distracted. I really need to start writing these away from the main computer.

Till next time!

Note to self: Proofread everything.

 

PS: I have no updates on Out of Light, just been editing it up. Gonna start putting it up on Scribophile soon for initial fixes. Then I have to find a beta reader again I guess. Oh, also I’ve sold over 60 copies of Out of Darkness.

(Yes, that number is 61.)