Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Where does all the time go?

I see on here that it's been awhile since my last post. I don't know how so much time manages to pass without my noticing. It's like I blink and a couple of weeks have gone by and I have done NOTHING promotion wise. Sigh. All I can do is try to do better.

Today I hit 60,000 words in the newest book, and I'm anticipating between a 100,000 and 120,000 words before I reach the end. This puts me a little over the half way point. That's if I can come up with an ending. Right now my outline stops about 2/3 of the way in because that was all I could envision when I started planning this thing. My hope was that once I got to that point in the story writing wise that I would have some idea of where the rest of it could go. I have an inkling but nothing concrete. Right now I know where I want it to end but haven't quite made the jump to how they got there. Urg.

If I buckle down and write, write, write I might be able to have the rough draft version of the story done by the end of March. I generally write faster towards the end of a story so hopefully that holds true for this one too.

I learned with the last book not to wait until I'm finished to commission a cover so I think once the rough's done I'll contact an illustrator. This way I don't have to wait two months after the final edits have been made to publish.

There's also the possibility of trying to get this thing published by an established publisher. I haven't quite decided whether I want to go independent again or traditional. Both have benefits and draw backs. The benefit to traditional would be not having to worry about covers and an entire team to help me on my way to a finished product. Although I have more control as an independent.

Hmm. That's a decision for another time.

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