Something was forgotten

Daily: 207 fiction, 436 total

Greetings and salutations! (I just realized I got that from a Minecraft YouTuber, Rendog.) I forgot to do a weekly review on Monday! Guess what we’re going to do today, for last Monday through Sunday?

I may have mentioned that last week I ratcheted down the writing purposely thinking I would spend more time editing and getting Space Cats ready for publishing. I didn’t want to start a new project that would produce lots of words because then I wouldn’t have time for editing, etc. But then I didn’t actually do a lot of editing, either. So it wasn’t exactly a win, but not precisely a fail, either.

Here’s what the writing looked like for last week:

 

Also, there’s this:

April fiction total: 12,217
March fiction total:
 12,576
February fiction total: 9,217
January fiction total: 18,615
002 Words: 5,774

I expected to report the new publication of two new works, but that didn’t happen. And if I’m honest, it may not happen this week, either. It’s been a year since I self-published anything, and it’s time-consuming when it hasn’t been done for a while. All the routines I developed have faded (naturally), and I need to rebuild them.

At this point, Space Cats has an ebook cover. I need to sweep through one last time and fix a few more things that are confusing and inconsistent. The ebook is formatted, and probably ready for game time. After the last edits are done, I can set up the print formatting, and finally the cover. The print cover is the most time-consuming if I remember correctly. It took four proof copies of The 27th Letter before I got everything right. I think familiarity with InDesign was my biggest problem, and so that issue should be a non-issue this time around.

I should probably remember to mention yesterday’s words while I’m here. They’re in the header, too, which is helpful. 207/436 (fiction/total).

Bam.

Happy Wednesday!

O is for Outdoors – #AtoZChallenge

Greetings and salutations! Please enjoy this selection from A Brief History of Space Cats, and the Care and Feeding Thereof by Sarah Ever.  Written by the main character from Space Cats from Space, these entries form a resource for feline companions to help them ease the transition from cat “owner” to their true role as caretaker and, possibly, human slave. Please enjoy! Continue reading “O is for Outdoors – #AtoZChallenge”

What got done

283 fiction words, 610 total words, 2 hours toward publishing

Good morning! I hope everyone is going to have a great day.

Yesterday was pretty awesome. I got quite a bit done, both in writing and other things. I got 001 edited almost to the point of completion (I have one outstanding set of edits to look at, I think), I got some cover blurbage and keywords done, and I may have e-cover art done (still trying to determine whether it’s too cheesy or just cheesy enough).

So that was two hours towards publication (the edit finishes only took 10 minutes, so I decided to choose a different thing to track). And I managed 283 fiction words, with 610 words total. Not bad at all!

I will have to schedule an entire week like yesterday soon, hopefully, where I can just sit around and write all day with a side of housework thrown in to alleviate any guilt that might creep in for having a week off.

N is for Nepetalactone – #AtoZChallenge

Greetings and salutations! Please enjoy this selection from A Brief History of Space Cats, and the Care and Feeding Thereof by Sarah Ever.  Written by the main character from Space Cats from Space, these entries form a resource for feline companions to help them ease the transition from cat “owner” to their true role as caretaker and, possibly, human slave. Please enjoy! Continue reading “N is for Nepetalactone – #AtoZChallenge”

Writer for a day

Daily Review, 0 fiction words, 188 total words, .5 hours editing

I have the day off from my office job which means that today I am only a writer! This is lots of fun, and days like these have historically been my most productive. My productivity will be additionally boosted by both elder youth and junior youth being out of the house, assisted by my mom and aunt. Otherwise, they had the day off today, too.

So yesterday was Easter, and it was a lovely day with a bit of rain in the middle that quickly disappeared. I read quite a bit (I may have already mentioned) but got absolutely zero fiction words written.

Insert mournful song here.

I had a 105-day fiction writing streak, which I am very proud of! And I did edit yesterday, which also feels amazing. I got through the really stupid chapter that I messed up nearly beyond comprehension.

My other writing happened too, where I blog. I wrote 188 blog words yesterday, and those felt good too, in the sense that I was in a headspace that easily could have skipped all personal responsibilities for the entire day. So I pushed through and wrote the blog words, and that’s a good thing.

Today I have to catch up on scheduling the A to Z entries, which I may actually need to write first, so that might get me back on the writing streak. We shall see.

Lunch may be most important at this point.

Easter Sunday, and a late start

Daily Review, 45 fiction words and 345 total words

Greetings, and Happy Easter!

I got a late start this morning…er, afternoon. Evening? Perhaps. At any rate, I did eventually get started (woke at 9, spent an hour in bed reading, showered, spent another two hours in bed reading, trudged downstairs, finished the book after another two hours, and promptly started ignoring all responsibilities).

Words were an afterthought yesterday: 45 fiction, 345 total.

There’s not really much more to say. Laundry is clean and now in the house. The youths are off the electronic devices and I’m almost caught up on YouTube videos.

I may clean a shelf. Or a desk.