I have a completed manuscript I am currently editing for a 2-6-11 deadline. I did 16 pages n Sat., have 304 to go.
Also to keep in line with my writing goal of 365,000 new words for this year I will start a new short story today, work on it while I edit the MS.
Sarah good luck with the stories and wrestling the WIP into shape.
With the first quarter of the year gone, (damn, that happened fast!) I figured I'd take a moment and look at what I've done Goal-wise, and where I'm going next.
I've done three short stories and published them, they're available now on Amazon, BN.com, Smashwords, and whereever fine e-books are sold, (fulfilling a goal [so far] of one new short story self-pubbed by me per month) and I've written and submitted two additional stories to traditional publishers for a couple of print anthologies due out later this year and early next. A total of 28,800 words written. That puts me a little behind my goal of one thousand words a day.
Part of that is because I have been hip deep in a re-write of a SF novel requested by a publisher, and a deep edit of a crime novel I plan to self-pub by the end of this month. So, the goals have changed slightly, but I'm satisfied with my output.
How's everyone else doing with their goals?
I finally tweaked volume one of my Crowell Files series (plus a new cover) which is up now on amazon plus I'm working on Volume two to release in May
Can't wait to shove everything off the desk and start working on my horror novel in the summer. Hopefully doing something flat out raw will bring in better sales (Not that I don't appreciate the word of mouth the Crowell series is getting (averaging ten sales per month on Kindle) but.... I had been hoping for a better response.
But then again- I'm still finding my voice and perhaps my style as it stands isn't everyone's cup of tea. But- sales are sales. I just want more ! More! More! LOL
Don't we all wish for more sales, but ten per month is a pretty good start if you as me, and it will only get better with the more titles you put up. Good luck. The new cover looks great, BTW and best of luck with the horror novel
Author of the Grace deHaviland,
Bounty Hunter series
I'm working on my first novel, a crime-thriller, writing under the pseudonym Tyson Adams http://thetysonadams.blogspot.com/
So far I've made decent progress and I'm on holiday now so I'm getting a lot more written and edited. I had some problems with the Scrivener Beta writing program I was using, it was failing to save my work, lost a few chapters!! I plan to have the novel half written by the end of two weeks off and released late this year (publishing on Amazon and Smashwords).
I'm aiming for 90,000 words and am 15% of the way there. Want that to be 40-60% in the next two weeks.