Day 179: June 27, 2017

I feel no better today. Well, the writing went more smoothly, but how I feel about writing and about the book is as depressing as it was yesterday. Sigh. Roll on and on and on. I jumped and fixed a bunch of question grammar in dialogue spots. Yay that.

Today’s chapter brought to you by a lifetime of grammar mistakes:

  • Levitte and Blue Time

More word shrinkage as well. In fact sort of massive today, though somewhat because I got sidetracked and dumped a frivolous scene from Chapter Two. (Because that’s what happens when I feel shitty about things.)

Word count yesterday: 124,044
Word count today: 123,419

Day 178: June 26, 2017

Yikes! Writing is not like riding a bike. Getting back on again is hard. My mind feels sloshy. I got some beta reader comments back on a few chapters and–shock–I couldn’t process the criticism. Combine that with having to do this revision work, and it’s like I’ve never written anything before.

I hate writing. This whole book sucks. It turns out I’ve been punctuating questions in dialogue wrong my whole life. At what point did I learn that wrong? And how did I learn that wrong? It’s amazing I’m good at anything.

Fine, whatever. I “revised”, if I can continue to use that word, considering how likely shitty this is all turning out.

  • Daron Chased and Sage’s Daughter.

I get the feeling the word count is going to drop dramatically because when I get pissy about writing I purge.

Word count yesterday: 124,044
Word count today: 123,846

Day 161 – 177: June 9 – 25, 2017

I went on vacation and my wife insisted I not touch my laptop or do any writing. So, that’s what happened. I am back. This is my first update. Some things did happen, like I got an idea for another book, and I made some notes for it (many notes and chapters in fact) in Google Keep on my phone. It’s amazing what you can do with your thumbs as far as writing in a pinch.

I’ll get caught up this week. I also did a Twitter contest last week and got an agent like (hurrah), so will be sending a query soon. I’ll update on that too. Not sure if I’ll name the agent. We’ll see what happens. Onward and all that.

Day 159: June 7, 2017

More easy work today. Had a bit of tricky dialogue that needed to be redone. But otherwise, there were only some pesky grammatical issues I found. The second part of the chapter, Aubrey’s part, had some subtle things happening. Kind of interesting, really. Maybe I’m getting interested in simply reading, rather than revising. Is that a good sign though? Hmm.

  • Chimdawn and the Power

Word count yesterday: 124,374
Word count today: 124, 218