Why hello there, dear readers.
Two things. I’ve noticed recently that whenever I’m in a good mood, or excited, that I begin my posts (whether here, a forum, twitter, or even my personal private journal) with “why hello there” and I think that’s ridiculous.
I’m not going to stop doing it.
Moving on, guess who just got ANOTHER review! (hint: It was me.) That’s 3 now! Isn’t that fancy.
That’s all, bye everyone 🙂
PS: I’ve written words on CampNaNo. Something like 4k, I forgot and I don’t want to reopen the document. Only 2k of that was today. Give or take. This is an awful Camp update.
Well, it’s 5 days into April which is Camp NaNo month! And…I’ve done nothing towards my project yet.
That isn’t to say I haven’t been writing! I just haven’t been writing what I had planned. I was supposed to be writing an idea I had a few months ago, but Out of Light needs some major changes. When I first started it, Out of Darkness didn’t exist. Many of the things that happened there, hadn’t happened yet. So Out of Light has a lot of things that no longer make sense. I would go into more specifics, but ‘spoilers.’
Actually… Maybe this will be my Camp NaNo project. Good job readers, you solved my problem.
Hey there readers, let’s get the updates out of the way!
Out of Light Update: 2nd draft is about 50% done. Once I get a 3rd draft I’ll bug someone to beta read it for me, or restart my Scribophile subscription. One thing that getting Out of Darkness out there did was make me a little less anxious about posting my writing! Then we’ll start thinking about timelines. (Or not thinking about them, given my history.)
Out of Darkness Update: I know few of you that I owe books to follow this blog, so I’ll throw you an update here. I have a box of books inside padded envelopes right next to my feet. I just have to go to the post office and mail them. Which will be soon-ish.
Secret Projects Update: There’s nothing to update, it wouldn’t be a secret if people knew it existed.
Continue reading Blog Post? Blog Post. (Now with added Happy-ish Thoughts!)
I just got through editing for the past three hours. The first hour was rough, kept losing focus and then suddenly I was in the groove and it’s 6 pm and I’m hungry and can’t remember if I’m me or my character.
Okay, now that’s a bit of an exaggeration. (But only a bit.) I love Out of Light, but I’m fast approaching one of the chapters I always have trouble editing. I had a chapter or two similar to this in Out of Darkness and I would end up procrastinating for a week to avoid the character’s death. I’m not sure, but I might be a little too attached to my characters.
Edits are coming along nicely, though. Pushing 50k words of the rewrite. I’ve killed about 4k words, I’m aiming to drop Out of Light from 125k to about 100k which given my tendency to ramble (who me?) that’s probably easily done.
Okay, I started this post with a clear ending in mind, it had a point and everything, but I seem to have lost it so I’ll just end here!
PS: Thanks for reading.
Hi there readers 🙂
Throwing a bit of an update your way. Since I’ve decided to write more things than just War of the Sisters, I tweaked the header/name of this site. Now it’s called Words and Whatnot, because I’m super creative with titles. The URL is staying the same because I haven’t changed my name.
Out of Darkness: 49 sales 😮 (I thought I had 52 the other day, but I’d accidentally counted some twice :o. Oops. )
Out of Light: 32k words into the rewrite. Man, I sure missed these characters, it’s nice to ‘see’ them again. I can already see a lot of nonsense I’m going to cut next draft. I should cut them now, but I’m not quite ready to kill my darlings.
Other Projects: Well, I have three things on back burner that are all started and in various stages of outlines. (From 1k words to about 30k) Plus another outline for a book in War of the Sisters’ world. But they’re all still cooking so that’s as good an update as y’all get!
Non-Writing: I’m rereading Way of Kings. I like Sanderson. I’m pretty sure I have like three other books I’m supposed to be reading, but I got distracted. (Not surprising.)
Okay, bye! ❤