Draft 8 of The Things We Do

Double-exposure-portrait-450833739_2620x35601_smashwordsI’ve managed to force myself to do another draft of this story. It’s so close to being done, I can almost feel it. The only edits I’m doing are a few word edits, a sprinkle every so often.

I’ve noticed a few mistakes like similar word spellings instead of the correct word or a word is out of order. But it’s nothing major. I have someone go over it and they didn’t notice them.

I’m going to make sure this thing is out by my birthday.

 

 

What next?

New year but just another common post about 2019 goals. I’ll be turning 29 in three months and I sure as hell don’t feel that old. But with the dawn of a new year and a looming birthday, I ponder what my new goals are going to be. I think I’m almost over my burnout, but my energies are scattered and I haven’t been able to focus them at any one project. I have a few almost ready, semi-ready and tons of uncompleted stories that I can’t stop thinking about.

But I have some vague goals that I want to achieve in the near future. They are;

  • Have another story self-published by my birthday (March).
  • Have a total of three stories self-published by the end of the year.
  • Complete a total of five first drafts (I have many semi-completed first drafts).

On a side note, I’m planning on spending time in coffee shops while writing. In the past, I’ve only ever written at home because it was just my habit, that and I’m also quite cheap. Now I’m going to have to fork out a few pounds for some tea lol.

I haven’t created a hard deadline of when these goals need to be done, but I figured that I’ll wing it.

Day 25 of writing

I went to a cafe and managed to edit a chapter of Calico before my brain turned itself off, but I was able to do the same amount at home later that afternoon. Another thing of note was that I wore a new dress with pompoms on it and they’ve been falling off 😦 I’ve been leaving a trail of fluff where ever I go 😦 I don’t know where a third of them have gone, but I’ve been collecting them whenever I see them.

Day 23-24 of writing

Didn’t do anything the day before, but today I edited the first chapter or five pages of Beyond Calico 85. I’ve only written about 15,000 words of this novella and I need to get it done soon. The last time I touched it was mid-March. It’s a sci-fi mystery, however, I’m not too sure whereabouts I’m going with the story. I think I have the last scene in my head, but I’m not sure. This mystery story is a mystery to me as well 😛