Early September Progress Report

We’re five days into September and so far I’ve been pretty productive.

I have:

  • posted over at Wandering at the Shadows’ Edge
  • posted over at Find the Soul
  • written 567 words on a new short story
  • set up the charity anthology on Amazon, CreateSpace, and Digital2Draft
  • tracked my word count for each day
  • got the email list fixed!
  • updated the Publisher and payment information on all the publishing accounts
  • input all my current story ideas in Scrivener – most are just notecards right now, but they’re all consolidated. There are over 100 ideas that I’ve either got notes or beginnings for.

August 2015 Wrapup

Things started to go off the rails in August – and didn’t do any writing in September (so no planning or update posts for that month) – I’m only now getting things back on track!

Zero Draft – Clockwork Empire
I only managed about 22,000 words on Clockwork Empire.  There was a lot more background and planning work for the story than I’d planned on. I did get most of it worked out, but the writing was slow.

Revision – Dark and Light
The goal was 45,000 words and I got to 43,000.  I had to stop and re-evaluate some things when the feedback on Shadows and Secrets came in, since Dark and Light is the sequel.

Blog Posts – 
Blog posts…. right…. I had planned to do several of them here and on other sites. That didn’t happen. I need to better about that. I promise I’ll do better!

July 2015 Goals

These are my planned projects and word counts for July 2015

Revisions- 95,598 words

  • Shadows and Secrets

Flash Fiction – 750-3000 words

  • 3 – 6 stories for Monstrous Beauties/Beautiful Monsters

Not scheduled – 471 words

  • Spirit Battalion, RIP
  • Office of Personnel Management

Blog Posts/Pages – 600 words

  • July Goals
  • 2015 Projects
  • Future Projects
  • Types of  projects
  • Status of projects/My process


Record Keeping

I’ve been neglecting this site, though I have been writing. I’m going to fix that though, so expect to see more posts going forward.

I’m going to use this site to track my work and my process and to share how I work. Hopefully, you’ll find it interesting, and it will help me stay accountable and getting words on the page.

Expect to see monthly goals and results, records of what went well and what gave me problems. I’ll be throwing in surveys and polls occasionally , along with snippets of some of my works-in-progress. And of course, announcements of any publications.

Even though July is half over, and the year is more than half gone, I’m going to start this month and go forward.  If you want to see what my writing To-Do list looks like, watch for monthly posts and two new pages. The pages will show what I’m working on for the year and what projects are sitting on the back burner.