Writing

First Draft Completed: Blood Price Edition

Something really neat happened last week. After almost eight weeks of writing five times a week (some days, 200 words, other days, 4,000), 151 pages and 80,000 words later, the first full draft of Blood Price is complete. I write "full" with extra emphasis because, in case you haven't stumbled upon this tidbit in previous posts, Blood Price was an idea… Continue reading First Draft Completed: Blood Price Edition

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A Small, Mental Quandary

Writing this latest book has been....really different, especially from the last one I just finished a few weeks ago. Before, I was hitting every word count goal I made each day and usually surpassing it, averaging between 2,000 and 3,000 words each day. Sure, I had the harrowing experience of knowing exactly what was wrong… Continue reading A Small, Mental Quandary

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A Pointless Fear

I started writing the first draft* of a fantasy standalone novel called BLOOD PRICE last week. I'm pretty excited about it's progress, considering I have 20,000 solid words down that, once upon a time, I thought were complete rubbish, and still over two months to get the rest of the words written, so I'm pretty… Continue reading A Pointless Fear

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My Fears Over My Next Book Project

As you might have gathered from reading this post, I'm about to start my second project for the year of 2018. My goal is four completed writing projects for this year, whether that's writing a first draft of a book or editing a previous project. To do that, I've got three months dedicated for each… Continue reading My Fears Over My Next Book Project

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I’m Psyched

It's crazy to realize today's the last day of February, but I think it's almost crazier still to look back and realize that, on February 1st, twenty eight days ago, I started writing the first draft of Artemis Smith and the Steam Powered Fallacy. And today, I surpassed 40,000 words. Meaning I'm writing, on average, 10,000… Continue reading I’m Psyched

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Permission To Be Shit

I've needed this a lot lately. Why? Because I started writing a new book. Granted, it's going pretty well, considering I've written more in this book than I did the last two books I attempted to write (I made it to roughly 50 pages each before I tabled both of them for other projects, whereas… Continue reading Permission To Be Shit

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A Writing Update

In February, I started writing the next book in the The Adventures of Artemis Smith quintet, Artemis Smith and the Steam-Powered Fallacy. I had originally planned to start writing it on the 15th of January, but after some plotting woes and then coming down with the flu from hell that knocked me out for two weeks,… Continue reading A Writing Update