Man, do I appreciate my parents so much more now that they’ve been on vacation for a week! My house is a mess and my kids are full of fruit snacks and microwave taquitos, but I did pretty good.
*Write 500 words a day. I wrote 300 words on If You Leave on Sunday. M-714 on Glow. T-216 on Glow. W-516 on Glow. Th-0 words, read Ascend by Amanda Hocking instead. F-681 on Glow. Sa-903 on Glow. I wrote 3,030 on Glow all together and averaged 606 a day, even with taking a day off.
I also uploaded a reformatted copy of Glimpse on Friday with an excerpt of Jenny Pox in the back. Do you all do this? Susan Bischoff gave me the idea and we’ve traded excerpts of Glimpse and Hush Money as well. So, I read Jenny Pox by J.L.Bryan, I thought it was a fabulous book and that we had similar readership. I e-mailed him (we’re “friends” on several social media dealios) and asked if he would like to trade excerpts. He did, so we are. Yay for easy marketing! If you guys read an indie book that you think would have similar readership to yours, it doesn’t hurt to ask (nicely) if that author would trade excerpts with you. They can say no, and that is fine, but you don’t know until you ask!
Hey YAer’s Glimmer doesn’t have an excerpt buddy. Let’s spread the indie love and travel up the bestseller lists together!
*Work primarily on Glow, the final Zellie Wells book. Excluding Sunday, all my word count went toward Glow. I’d set up another goal to write 3,000 words a week and I came in just a tiny bit over that. I think 500/day- 3,000/week is a good fit for me.
*Work on Dormant, the third DoS story when Glow starts pissing me off. (Trust me, it will and I shall shun it for a couple of days to get the characters to behave.) I’m going to start working on Dormant tomorrow. I’ve decided Sunday is my day to comment on ROW80 posts and work on non-Glow stuff.
*Come up with the general plot for the next DoS story which I will write in the next round. I know the characters the next story is going to be about and now have a good idear what the basic plot will be. The main characters will be Alexander and Meagan. Lots of people have enjoyed getting to know Alexander in Rebellion, so that positive reinforcement has helped me come up with what his story will be about.
I would love to get in more word count, especially on those 200 word days, so that I can make my goal of finishing a first draft of Glow by the end of round one. But, seeing as the girl has decided 2:30 is an acceptable time to wake up for the day, I think I’m just going to have to do what I can and hope for the best.
Talk at y’all again on Wednesday, the day my parents are back! I have big dreams of hiding from everyone and living in my office for a couple of days. 🙂
Good luck in week 3 you guys! I’m always on the internet if you need to chat.