Monday 1 July 2013

No news is good news - Maybe?

Hi Everyone!

The start of a new month and for once, I’m reasonably organised and ready to do my “what’s happening this month” post. So, it turns out that what’s happening this month is not a lot.

I don’t have any new releases scheduled. I don’t have any submissions scheduled. It feels distinctly unnatural.

There is a probably guest blog post coming up, possibly on the 8th, but that hasn’t been finalised yet.

I’m plodding my way through the first draft of the new novel. I’m at the 24k mark at the moment. I expect the first draft to end up about 60k. (And the finished story to be 75k, since I tend to under write.)

I’m aiming to finish the first draft by the middle of July – not because it’s a particularly logical or feasible deadline. In fact, I’m half sure it’s a very silly deadline. But, I’ll turn 30 around the middle of the month, so it would be nice to have finished the first draft by then. The back up deadline is the end of the month at the latest.

I don’t want to jinx it, but so far, I’m quietly chuffed with how it’s going. The characters are doing what they should be doing. One's a jerk, but he's supposed to be during the bit I'm writing at the moment. The other character is very frustrated, but dito for that being exactly what he should be feeling right now, lol.

And that's it, I guess.

Have a good July everyone!



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