Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wednesday's Writing Update: August Stats and September Goals


Happy Wednesday!

First off, I would like to thank everyone who commented on my IWSG post last week. I have decided that Gravity: The Complete Trilogy will have everything and be published everywhere (well, as everywhere as I can get it in print and ebook formats) and the individual ebooks (Defying Gravity, Fighting Gravity, and Pull of Gravity) will have their individual epilogues added to them. I think around the holidays I will try to price match Defying Gravity to free as well. It's meant a lot of formatting, but it'll make things easier for readers and that's what is important.

I have August's stats. My editing was way up, but my writing was way down.
Total Pages Edited: 840
Total Word Count: 3460

Here are my September goals:
1. Get Gravity: The Complete Trilogy published in print and ebook formats. (Please see my announcement tomorrow!)
2. Upload the new versions of Defying Gravity, Fighting Gravity, and Pull of Gravity that include their respective epilogues. (Please see my announcement tomorrow!)
3. Re-publish Once Upon a December Nightmare, which will include the monster's origin short story "Nightmare at the Freak Show."
4. Write Nightmare Ever After, the sequel to Once Upon a December Nightmare.
5. Edit my YA Contemporary Romance novel Starred.
6. Outline Twelve Days of Foxwick.

If I can get that done, then I'll be on track to publish Nightmare Ever After in October before Halloween and perhaps will have a completely edited version of Starred to start querying publishers by the end of October.

Also, Jenn Nixon shared a teaser excerpt of Women of Foxwick on her blog yesterday, C.M. Brown featured Fighting Gravity for Teaser Tuesday on her blog, and I'm over at Rachelle Ayala's today talking about Pull of Gravity.

What are you working on? Do you have some September goals?


Terri Talley Venters said...


I admire your ambition, Cherie =) Where do you get your energy? my sons drain all of mine =(

My September goals: Write at least 2 chapters per week in Silver Lining. But I've written 11 in the last 2 weeks. I'm an overachiever too! I'm exited about the new Nightmare for Halloween!

Aubrie said...

Those are great goals! Starred is so good, I want it out there to submit so a great publishing company will take it and then the world will get to read it!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow, you wore me out just reading all of that! Glad you're going with a set as well as individual books.

Christine Rains said...

I'm so excited that the G: TCT is coming out! It will be fantastic to see it all together. I hope to finish my second 13th Floor novella this month, but it might be a little ambitious. I also want to polish my western horror story.

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

Amazing as always, Cherie. Keep up the incredible work that you do. Big things are on your horizon.

L.G. Keltner said...

I have a little something for you on my blog.

M Pax said...

Seems a great decision, Cherie. The great thing is, you can always change your mind. :)

Wow, you have a lot going on.

Tracy MacDonald said...

Those are some serious goals, but I have no doubt they will be accomplished! My goals for September are to keep all my kids happy in school so I can get some serious querying done!

Cathy Keaton said...

I'm trying to set goals for myself, too and report about them on my blog. If it works for you, it can work for me.

Congrats on getting some things done and good luck on your future goals. :)

Nicole said...

Ambitious goals. Go get 'em, girl!