So… it’s been over a month since I done posted up anything. Not that the old blog here has been out of my thoughts. Just… I guess the best way to say it is I put the ‘pro’ in procrastination. Where the blog is concerned, anyway.
Still working on getting Dew Drops through the planning stages. Bought a simple little program called Throughline from storymind.com. Just basically re-arrangeable index cards. I’m laying out the plot in a linear fashion. Right now I have it set up according to each of the POV characters−there’s actually only two, the main character and the man hunting her down. I’m putting it all together to see if their stories fit, where there might be a lag, making sure everything meshes. I think I got it down, but it’s good to check. Interestingly, I think the way I have it now, I can actually move whole chapters without much affecting the flow. So we’ll see. I don’t think I’ll know for sure until I have a finished first draft. Then I’ll be able to see the pacing a lot better.
I do still plan to begin writing October 1st. May not have all the plot cards done by then, but I’m at the point now where I want to start things rolling. The good thing is the chapters will be short−shorter than my ginormous chapters in my Ux-Blood trilogy, anyway. I don’t plan to hammer out a chapter a day, but a chapter a week is very doable. Since NaNoWriMo is just around the corner in November, I may apply those disciplines a month early and shoot for a reasonable daily word count. If I stick to that, I should actually have a finished first draft by the end of November. But for this one I’m not in a real hurry. The way I tend to write, my first drafts usually come out pretty clean. And since I’m mapping the plot on this one in some detail, rather than winging it for most of my Ux-Blood trilogy, this should be an even easier write. Not that writing is easy, mind you, but I think you get the idea.
Anyway, I figured it was time I dropped a post. Been a month. Almost seems like I’m just coasting at this point. But I’m not, I swear. Just getting all my ducks in a row for my next big project. And it’s getting me excited.
Oh, I almost forgot! I’ve also been proofing my Ux-Blood stories again. Made a few corrections, cleaned stuff up. The latest, A Child of Byne, has just been loaded to Kindle and sent to my publisher for updating. I’ll let you know when they’re available. Shouldn’t be too long. And remember! The first novel, Earth Cell: The Ux-Blood Trilogy, Book I, is still available free in PDF format!