20 Days of blogs: Day 18

Friday, 17th November ’17

I editing finished the last 10 pages of The Things We Do. Which seemed to go on forever. I then spent the rest of the day looking online to see if it might be a good thing for me to put my upcoming novellas in the KDP Select program.

I haven’t thrown myself into the whole marketing side of writing because I am a quieter person. I’m planning on taking the slow but steady route. Where I’m going to get a bunch of stories out and then begin to put my presence. Because then I would already have a bunch of stories out there for people to read ๐Ÿ™‚

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Your opinion on if I should try KDP Select?

I’m thinking of enrolling my next few books into the KDP Select. I hadn’t enrolled any in the program before because I was worried about restricting myself. But for someone that finds marketing somewhat alien, maybe I should just put it exclusively on Amazon for 3 months.

What are your opinions? Is KDP Select worth it?

 

 

The Things We Do (4th draft done)

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I just finished the last 10 pages of this novella. It just seemed to go on and on ๐Ÿ˜ฆ At 25,000 words it’s not that long, but I’m impatient and with my goal of 10 books by the age of 30, I need to push myself.

Even now as I look back to my first book Feet or Fins, I did like 14 or 15 whole manuscript edits. It was twice as long and I don’t think I was this fussy about the whole process.

know first drafts are supposed to be terrible, but I was thinking that I was getting a lot better at writing becauseย of how much I have progressed. I’m just wondering how many more times I’m going to have to go over this story.

 

20 Days of blog posts: Day 16

Wednesday, 15 November, ’17

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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.

Third draft of Save One done

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OMG. I just finished the third draft of this novella ๐Ÿ™‚ I sat down at 8am and am only now finished it. Eleven hours later! I did like 33 pages today ๐Ÿ™‚ I am so pleased with myself. So far this book is just under 33,00 words and is a dystopian young adult. I think it might be ready at the beginning of the new year ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

Print copy of The Backup Girl

The Backup Girl is available in paperback from amazon now!

It’s just been put up and it’s a light read at 98 pages. I remember the most difficult thing about this setup was creating the book cover. The one I had set up for the individual book cover wasn’t big enough in terms of PDI. So I ended up using the unaltered image I got from iStock. It spreads over the back page as well.

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