I did nothing but edit Save One for 11 hours today. I started at 8am and finished at 9pm. It has been one of the most productive days in a long while. All up I only did about 30-40 pages. I finished the third draft 🙂
There were times when I was getting distracted by the internet, but I was motivated by the thought of disappointment. It’s a massive motivation, don’t knock it until you’ve imagined yourselves failing. I’m serious.
Another disappointing day. I think I have only edited a total of 5? pages. For a few hours, my rate was an hour for a page 😦 My writing is fine it was just my head. I’m thinking that the moment I catch up to what I’ve already written and need to change over to finishing the rest of the story is weighing on me.
I have another 10 pages to edit and then it’s story and plot planning. I think I might do a series of dot points in terms of what is supposed to happen (Heads up I still do not know exactly how the story is going to end, maybe I’ll surprise myself).
I have also been thinking of putting one of my books on CreateSpace. I think that despite my minimal marketing I am losing out on sales. But I do not know what book to do first. I feel like I’m at a precipice.
I am also starting to think a lot about Save One. I think because the novella is already completed. I think I have also settled on a cover image as well. It’s a close-up face of a young woman. I’m not too sure how I’ll display the text but I’m going to be using white space seeing as the image is already black and white.
I arrived back in Australia at the beginning of September. I spent my first week in Melbourne and then returned to Queensland. In a previous post, I mentioned that I was going to use this time between visas as a cheap arse writing retreat since I have the luxury of not having to work.
In the first two weeks, I didn’t write shit 😦
I was really bummed about it too. Like why wasn’t I in the mood to write or edit? It’s not like I had stories that needed work. So for days I was in an ‘erh’ mood and then one day boom, I had a thought and I liked it and now I’ve written 10,000 words for it. This is another Sci-Fi novella. Then I had another idea and wrote like 5,000 words in one day 😀 That was two days ago.
It’s strange how finding a story happens. I think that maybe soft Sci-Fi is turning out to be my preferred genre.