This is a very short update. With the approaching soon-to-be publication of my debut novel, Phantom Sorcerer: Felix the Swift
As a writer, I always meet people that will claim to have a desire to write a novel. They usually
A few days ago I published a blog post about the differences between hard and soft science fiction stories. I
2017 has been quite a year. Lots of things have changed in such a short amount of time.
In the earlier blog post that I did on ‘writer’s block,’ I explained that it doesn’t exist. And it doesn’t.
Well, time is a fickle thing. It tends to run slowly at some points, usually when you don’t need it
As you may be aware that I have been writing a middle-grade fiction novel with my 5-year-old daughter. It was
Well. November is almost done. It is currently November 29th, 2017. And I have failed at my goal. My goal, if you remember, was to write 100k words. I am currently at 60K words. I have completed the first draft of my daughter’s story, “The adventures of Evana Sweetland.” I have also completed the first draft of the second, and third books of my son’s story, “Space Courier.” There have been some casualties though. I wanted to write books four and five of my son’s story. I managed to split book four and move it into the books three and five. Then book five became book four. I think that I already wrote about that. It is not new. I didn’t however, get through book four. I made a wrong turn at some point. It happens. Luckily, I have so much to do, that I can put it aside and work on something else. That is why I have thrown
Well. As of this moment, I am now at 51108 words for NaNoWriMo. But as I have said before, NaNo is worthless to me unless I can get complete projects done. At the moment I have complete my daughters story, ‘The Adventures of Evana Sweetland.’ And I have finished Book 3 of my sons ‘Space Courier’ story. But my son’s story isn’t finished. It still needs the last book. Originally we planned to write the story in 5 parts. But as I wrote Book 3, I realized that I had included pieces that I was planning on for book 4. So now, I have gotten rid of book 4, put the parts into either book 3 or book 5 and then called book 5, book 4. Basically, Space Courier is going to be four books. And I am not done NaNoWriMo. I have ten days to write 22500 to 25000 words for this next book. That means that I must write
So this year has gone off with a bang. First I’d like to apologize for the lack of blog posts. I have been distracted by NaNo. It happens. For the first bit, I was writing 3k to 4k words a day. I was on track with my double NaNo goals. Then life happens. And it happens. One day you are going strong, then the next you have fallen behind. All you can do is to try and catch up when you can. We had ordered some Ikea beds for the kids, and it took 3 hours to build them. Each. Plus I had to go through my storage bin and find some boxes. It’s all delays. Ie. Life. And it happens. It is not a bad thing. Cause life does that. No need to get anxious or frustrated by it. And if it weren’t NaNo, there would be no need to try and catch up. It is best not to.