I have three things that I really am focusing on for this month. Since I was thinking about them, I thought I would share them here.
1. Finish Book 1 (The Star of Time) by October 6.
I have 6 chapters left. This should be achievable, I just have to sit down and get it done. I'm so close I just want to be done. I am tired of writing this book. It has consumed my creative time for over a year now. It's miles better than it was last year, but I. Am. Done.
2. Plot Book 2 (The Star of Fire) by October 21.
This is a semi-rewrite. I actually wrote this book (or 50,000 words of it) for NaNoWriMo last year. I need to go read what I wrote then sit down and plot it like I did the rewrite of SoT.
Then it's on to the scene by scene, character by character, considering the GMC of each player, etc. overview in a Numbers document.
If I can get each of those steps completed my book will be fairly strong even after the first draft. I am hoping that by putting in the work ahead of the writing that I can avoid the rewrite after rewrite after rewrite that I've done with SoT.
3. Finish Book 1's Cover by October 31.
I have a roughed out idea sitting in Photoshop. I need to play with it and I am setting aside the last week of October to do that and prep for NaNoWriMo.
Getting all three things knocked out should set me up well to win NaNo and also get Star of Time out to Beta readers and an editor and then hopefully an early 2017 release!
Soooo.....anyone up to do a beta read?
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