Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wednesday's Writing Update: May Stats and June Goals

 

Happy Wednesday!

I have May's stats available.
Words Written: 3,830
Pages Edited: 350

I ended up editing much more than I wrote last month.

I still have quite a bit to do in June. I have a client's manuscript I'm editing. I'm working on publishing Women of Foxwick as well as writing Pull of Gravity. My main goals are Women of Foxwick and Pull of Gravity this month. It'd be nice to get them finished, so I can start focusing on Nightmare Ever After. I've decided I would like to get all my major writing done in the next few months for the stories I plan to self-publish this year. Then I can focus on editing Starred and gearing up for NaNoWriMo in November with my YA Horror Paranormal Junkies.

The new planned release date for Women of Foxwick is June 26th. If you would like to read and review a copy, please let me know in the comments, and I'll send you a Smashwords coupon as soon as it's available.

I'm really trying to tell myself not to do August's Camp NaNoWriMo. I really am. I have a week off in August, but I don't want to have two more first drafts this year to edit later on, especially when I have four novels already to edit. But that shiny idea of an adult fantasy novel keeps sneaking up on me.

So what are you working on this week?

20 comments:

Trisha said...

That is a whole lot of editing! Well done :)

I'm writing a novel this month. I may have to use August to take care of another project I've got on my to-do list...but...I dunno, it's one of those projects that seems insurmountable. Because it's a rewrite ;)

I am doing NaNo in November too...

Trisha said...

That is a whole lot of editing! Well done :)

I'm writing a novel this month. I may have to use August to take care of another project I've got on my to-do list...but...I dunno, it's one of those projects that seems insurmountable. Because it's a rewrite ;)

I am doing NaNo in November too...

Kyra Lennon said...

Oh my goodness, you've been busy! Editing is hard - well done for keeping your focus for so long!

Medeia Sharif said...

This has also been an editing month for me.

I know the feeling of shiny new ideas bugging me.

Tara Tyler said...

wow! four!?
you are a busy bee!
i'd say go ahead and do camp, but the editing is a nec evil, too. i'm determined to finish polishing before aug camp =)
but i'm only working on one!

M.J. Fifield said...

I've done more editing than writing the past few months. Just happens sometimes, I guess. This week, I'm working on editing and then, just for something new, I'll edit some stuff.

Marta Szemik said...

That's some good work. I'm doing second edits on the first book (almost done) and then I have to get going on book 4. The idea is there and I know exactly what needs to happen so it shouldn't take too long to finish.

Callie Leuck said...

I'm planning on doing the Camp Nano in August. I just signed up for the one going on now (didn't hear about it earlier) and I'm throwing Nano rules to the wind. I'm working on a piece I've been working on a for a while, starting in the middle now, and then I'll do the last part in August.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

I'll give you a review, Cherie. I'm working on polishing off Andrew Leon's book first and then wanted to dive into the Compass Master, but I usually read three or so books at the same time.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'd rather buy it when it comes out and support you that way - and I'll definitely do a big shout out for you when it's released!

Michael Pierce said...

I'm getting through a few other blogger books at the moment, but I'll be sure to buy it when it comes out! :) Sounds like May was a good month.

M Pax said...

A war with my printer on Monday ... resulting in new printer. A war with Blogger ... which may result in me moving entirely to my website ... siiigh.

Other than that, I'm doing a final read-thru of Stopover - release in July, finishing 1st/2nd draft of October's release & starting the next two stories in the Backworlds series. I need clones. :)

Cathy Keaton said...

Wow, I don't know how you can do all of that! Writing and editing takes so much energy out of me. I'm wiped out after doing very little of both. Wish I had more stamina like you.

I'm working on my adult sci-fi/fantasy novella and editing my writing partner's MS. But, I know I can only go slow. That's okay. Better slow than never.

Precy Larkins said...

Wow, you are so productive! You put me to shame. Better get off the internet and get some writing done... :)

Heather Murphy said...

WOW, you have a ton of projects going on at once! My brain couldn't handle all of that. I would mix up characters and stories too easily :)

Christine Rains said...

It's hard to resist those new ideas. I bet you could do NaNo in that one week you have off! ;) I haven't done any writing this week, but hopefully I'll be able to do so tomorrow. I wanted my first novella done this month, but I don't know if that's going to happen unless I really buckle down.

Nicole Zoltack said...

New ideas are so shiny!

I'm halfway done a zombie fairy tale novella. Then I'm going to write a superhero romance. All the while still editing. It never ends. :)

Lynda R Young said...

Eek, that's a lot of editing. I can feel your pain because I'm stuck in the middle of editing at the moment. I'm yearning to write something fresh and new.

tfwalsh said...

Wow... wish I could get 350 pages edited... it seems to take me a very long time... what's your secret?

Medeia Sharif said...

I returned to tell you that I have a blog award for you. :)