…and I feel pretty good about my daily word counts.
Despite having skipped writing for 50% of March, I ended only 1,330 words short of my 12.5K goal for the month. This is the closest I have ever come to meeting my monthly writing goals.
According to my wife…”This is the most you’ve ever stayed writing.” So…yay unemployment??
I have mixed feelings. But then I review…
I have been looking all over for work in my field and can find nothing near my location.
So I have widened my sphere and applied for things outside the area. Yes, I would have to move away, but I have gotten no answers from those applications either.
So, I write!
As of now, Book 2 of the Hunted Mage Trilogy is 88% complete.
I have 96,700 words written of a planned 110,000.
13,300 words left and 30 days left to write them. Not impossible now that I have developed a schedule that has helped me produce 1,000 words a day for the last few days of March.
Problem: I find that I have waaaay too much story to wrap up in 13K words. Stupid characters are developing free-will and doing things I had not planned for them. Gotta rein ’em in, get ’em under my thumb again.
Supplemental Problem: I find that my writing flows best when my characters turn into free-range chickens! If I haul them up my words feel forced and are a little harder to get on page!
Gotta find a middle ground! Wish me luck!
Side note AND an appeal for feedback: I am leaning very close to self-publishing my books now that #2 is drawing to a close.
Are there any of you self-published who can advise me in how to get a manuscript edited professionally?