I’ve managed to complete another draft of this novella today. I am able to do the entire 42 A4 pages within a day 🙂 At just over 25,000 words I think this story will be ready within a few months time 🙂
I’m also in the process of deciding what genres to place it in. I’m not sure if it meets the requirements for a dystopia, but it might as the world is quite authoritarian and harsh, though the people in it are not.
It has war and post-war settings, but it is also leaning towards it being a political drama. As the individual involved is both affected by and can affect the outcome of the civil war and unrest around her.
It’s almost over. Since 2014 this story has been floating around in my head and been sitting in my USB. It’s been perpetually been worked on a little bit only to be pushed aside for another work that I prefer. But I’m finally in the latter stages of editing. I can’t wait for it to be out there.
Yesterday I completed the first draft of my prequel novella Jump Start. It is around 20,000 words and today I’ve made up a cover image for it.
Currently, I’ve got this new space adventure idea churning in my head. The main novel, which I’m planning on calling Fine Tune, is still forming in my mind. But I’ve already written just under 12,000 words for a prequel. So far the two books will be under the banner name of ‘Odine King’s Space Adventures‘. The genres of the series are sci-fi, young adult, paranormal and space adventure.
The prequel is more thriller and mystery because of the main character, Odine King, is in the process of learning to utilize her psychic powers. Initially, she goes into a psychic research study with the hopes of finding her father’s killer. He’s been missing just under a year and things are not looking good. However as her powers begin to grow and she starts to control them, the story takes a darker turn as another ghost makes contact with her. This begins her journey of amateur detective in the cold case of a missing, presumed dead young woman.
I’m not sure how many more words it will be, but I think I’m about 1/2 to 2/3 complete for a draft 🙂
Finished another draft of this one. It’s been on my computer for at least two years. I find the thought of this book fatiguing. I just want it done with. But it might be a few more drafts away though 😦
It was also the first goal in my quarterly goal objects to be completed 🙂
This 50 A4 page novella is almost ready. At just under 29,000 words this YA book will be out by the end of the year god damn it! I started this edit only four days ago too. See what you can accomplish with no social life?
Some time ago I searched online for something along the lines of goal templates. I ended up getting a whole bunch of hits in the marketing sector involving quarterly goals. But I didn’t let that get to me, I can adapt to it. So I decided that I’d try to have my writing goals set to three-month time periods. That’s a decent amount of time for having a few goals. Not loo long, not too short 🙂
Last night I managed to finish my initial draft of The Things We Do, something I had kind of dragged my heels about for two weeks because I wasn’t quite sure how stylistically I was going to end it. But I was just like screw it and changed what character was being focused on.
So now my goals from now until end of July are;
- Second draft of The Things We Do.
- Another draft of The Backup Girl.
- Finish writing a first draft of Beyond This Small Moon of Ours.
The last goal has been inactive since last year. I pretty much have most of the story planned out and quiet a chunk written, but I went and let myself be distracted by other stories. My bad 😦
I have this ultimate yearly goal of publishing three/four stories. So far I’ve got one short story out there, so I’m partially there 🙂 I just need to force myself to do it.
I’m working on another novella. It’s not exactly dystopian, but it has a lot of elements of it. It’s set in a futuristic world on foreign planets that have recently been involved in civil unrest and conflict. The story follows Lone Honora, a young adult who as a child escaped the civil war on her home planet of Vauban and moved to a neighboring planet called Nova Vita. But due to the political climate she and her family have been reduced to boarder-line second class citizens as they attempt to rebuild their lives. With the onset of her mother’s cancer diagnosis, which is not covered by the Nova Vita government, Lone resorts to stealing from her workplace to fund it.
Then she gets caught and is sent to jail. Once there she finds that she is losing control of her life it starts to fall apart. And then life begins to take a even worse direction. A secret, her long held secret appears to resurfacing. A secret that will destroy what is left of her precious life.