Week Recap February 25th, 2017

Week Recap February 25th, 2017

Progress Breakdown: Writing Weekly Word Count – 3,870 (4,625/54% Decrease) Editing Weekly Word Count – 54,161 (39,342/366% Increase) Week Recap: I spent the whole week on my new natural schedule, where I go to bed around 04:00 and wake up between 12:00-13:00. I decided the only way it would be worth the trade-off, is if I saw at least a 30% increase over my past performance. Given the results I’d say I did well over that. However, most of my productivity was in editing. This week I’ll be writing and editing the 2nd installment in Project Phoenix #2. Therefor I’m going to aim to write 10,000 plus words this week. If I manage to do that I’ll count it as a 30% increase for sure. I’m aiming for Project Phoenix #2, to come in around 9,000-9,500 words. Which means I’ll need to edit 18,000 plus words this week, after writing them. […]

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Week Recap February 18th, 2017

Week Recap February 18th, 2017

Progress Breakdown: Writing Weekly Word Count – 8,459 (352/4% Decrease) Editing Weekly Word Count – 14,819 (11,746/382% Increase) Week Recap: My sleep cycle is all out of whack. I’ve found it hard to keep a regular day schedule since I transitioned to writing full-time. In the past I’ve always been a night owl, and it would appear that having the freedom from outside time responsibilities, has resulted in me transition to my college sleep schedule. It’s usually 4 or 5 AM before I fall asleep and as such I’m hard pressed to get out of bed before noon. At which point I make the family lunch, and drink a pot of french pressed coffee. I start work around 2 PM and stop around 6 PM to make dinner. By 9 PM my daughter is asleep and I’m able to edit or read, depending on how my day went. The trouble […]

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Week Recap February 11th, 2017

Week Recap February 11th, 2017

Progress Breakdown: Writing Word Counts: Weekly Total WC – 8,811 (1809/26% Increase) Editing Word Counts: Weekly Total WC – 3,073 Week Recap: 2/5/17 – Writing went well. I’ve started my new series. Having two different stories to write between helps keep the creativity flowing. Since I’m between a plotter and a discovery writer, it’s easier for me to work on different plot issues. The new series should be easier, because I’m reworking a few short stories I wrote and turning it into a serialized series. I’m planning each book to be between 15,000 and 20,000 words. I won’t put the first out until I have the first serialized arch done. I figure a 5 or 6 book series would be ideal. 2/6/17 – Spent the day world building. 2/7/17 – Great fucking day of writing. Hit the half way point of the story and picked out the graphics for the […]

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Week Recap February 4th, 2017

Week Recap February 4th, 2017

Progress Breakdown: Writing Word Counts: Weekly Total WC – 7,002 (2431/25% decrease) Editing Word Counts: Weekly Total WC – 0 Week Recap: I think my progress breakdown says it all. I missed my targets for writing, and the only goal I managed to hit for last week was not obsessing over my sales numbers and checking them constantly. Last I check Aether Walker Game Changer was ranked around #65,000 for the store. Given the money I’ve sunk into advertising I’m a little disappointed, but I knew that the odds were against me. Once I’ve launched Aether Walker End Game (Book 3) I’ll evaluate if the series is a success or failure. I’m defining success as break even plus $500 per novel over three months. Meaning I should know by July. I’ve been thinking of what to write next, and I have loads more stories to tell in the Aether Walker universe. […]

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