Saturday status

Day 6. 0 pages, 0 words.

A decent day today. After a lot of random waffling, I finally figured out where short story #1 is headed and began to make proper headway with it.

I can’t promise I’ll get it written tonight and tomorrow, thus giving me a tempting “one short story per week” rule for the metrics and deadlines set … but I might get it done.

I won’t hold myself to a deadline yet though. Still trying to relax.

Got the first draft of my Damorak cover back in the wee small hours of the morning (I was up because Toop pooed herself, not because I was writing!), and for the first time we had a bit of a miscommunication about how it should look. Gabriel was unfazed, though, and went away to have another crack at it. It shouldn’t set back publication at all, and wasn’t a big deal. Hopefully with his permission I’ll put out another cover-process post at some point when the final version is done.

Cooking dinner. Talk to you tomorrow.

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6 Responses to Saturday status

  1. As a person who used to get the length of “one short story per weekend” writing done, I can’t recommend it. While I’ve no doubt you CAN do it, it does wear on you in the long run. Personally, I’ve been enjoying my situation lately where I’ve needed to get a short story done per month (that my scheduling has screwed me over and I’ve ended up with cluster deadlines is almost entirely my own fault). That means there’s plenty of time for rest AND reviewing & editing.

    But anyway, hooray for writing projects, whatever you end up doing with the metrics!

    • stchucky says:

      Oh heck no, not per weekend – per week. I do a fair amount of it in the mornings and evenings.

      But still, point taken.

      • Well, yeah. I did kinda mean per week since I assumed that you’d spend the weekend writing and the week days revising — but to keep up the pace while working at a day job (and working in a family and, well, life), well. Yeah. Can’t recommend it in the long run. It works, I think, better with novels because it’s kinda like a train if you have it properly plotted before you start, you keep going and going until it’s done. But short stories, eh. Like you said, it’s a different animal. It’s kinda like working with a novel in miniature and the workload tends to be disproportional to the length of the story what with the work that goes into structuring and such. I’ve found that my brain focuses better when I give it enough time to process between drafts. I still tend to write the first draft in a couple of evenings (well depending on length) but spread the revisions over a longer period during which I don’t touch the thing.

        …but obviously, every author is different, so if one per week works for you then it works. 😀 There are no right or wrong ways of doing this. 🙂

  2. aaronthepatriot says:

    Let me guess, there weren’t enough bollocks on the cover?

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