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So, it's 2016!  Is it too late to acknowledge that?  We're almost six weeks into the new year, which means it's not new anymore.  Better late than never, I suppose.

First, a progress report: I got to 68,000 words on my first novel before slowing to a stop for various reasons.  I am scrapping it and starting it over with the intention of finishing it this month or early next month.  I was planning to finish it (at around 90,000 words) and then deciding if I wanted to re-write it, but I knew I'd be re-writing it and it's a waste of time to finish a draft that will be deleted right after.

Why re-do it?  I got off track on the first attempt almost from the beginning and it changed the story too much.  I re-drafted my plot notes to make an ending that would fit, but I learned so much during the five weeks that I was writing and I know that I can apply that knowledge and turn out a much better product.  A first-timer's novel won't get much --if any-- traction in the traditional market (I am sure I have a lot more to learn yet) but I don't want to give up on it and turn out something that isn't my best work.

So I've re-done all of my notes and focused on the original story with only a few edits and am working on the scene descriptions (something I did not do the first time).  Once those are done I can focus on writing the book chapter-by-chapter and scene-by-scene, making sure to concentrate on the craft as much as the story.  I know that I can do 2,500-to-3,000 words a day pretty easily, so I'm aiming for 5,000+ per day until I am done.

My other goal is to create mini-comics and post them here.  I want to start this month, posting a minimum of one page each week while trying to see how many I can create without sacrificing quality.

I may also need to take some time to deal with a couple of personal issues before this month is out, which could affect my schedule.  But until that happens, those are my plans.  I took far too much time off in the past month and I want to get back on track and produce as much work as I can.
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Thrown-together iTunes playlists
  • Reading: Sedwick's "Self-Publisher's Legal Handbook"
  • Watching: things fall into place
  • Playing: D3, sporadically
  • Eating: Well
  • Drinking: Coffee

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This-Cat-Has-Claws Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016
Thank you for watching me. Hope you'll visit again soon.Flirtatious 
MiltonTeruel Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
CalvadosJapan Featured By Owner Edited Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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MiltonTeruel Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome. :)
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typerhappy Kaoani thank you so much for Go go llama 
MiltonTeruel Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! Littletale Sans Icon 
MissMonie Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist

Hello, dear. My name is Monie, and I am the founder of :iconall-is-permitted: and I would like to welcome you to the group!

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MiltonTeruel Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the welcome, and for the badge. :)
MissMonie Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure, dear.
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