Weekly Digest, Episode 3

Looks like I forgot to do last week’s update. It just never registered at all on my radar for some reason. I’ll have to set up a weekly reminder for the future, I suppose. For now, I’ll just cover the last two weeks in this update. Maybe I should take out the “weekly” part of the title, should I forget again. 🙂

Here are the totals for the last two weeks:

  • 1/3 – 1/9: 9,195 words
  • 1/10 – 1/16: 8,510 words

My unbroken streak continues; 60 days without a miss as of yesterday. I also finished up the weird western book and I suppose I’m sticking with the working title: The Saint, the Sinner and the Coward.

It’s worth mentioning that I can now see why so many people advocate writing every day. Even though it’s only an hour a day that I spend on it, I’m so much more engaged and plugged into the stories I’m writing by spending a little time each day with them. And I’m getting much better at the craft by doing it every day. I suppose it’s a form of immersion, similar to what folks do when they want to learn a foreign language.

In other news, I started a new novel a few days ago, as I mentioned here on the blog. I’m looking forward to it.

As for the sprinting technique, I’ve been doing it for more than five months now. It seems so long that it no longer bears repeating. I’m confident enough to say that I’ve developed the habit and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. I suppose a major life event could derail me, but barring something of that nature I’m committed and plan to be for the foreseeable future.

I now have four novels in the can, waiting for copy edits. I’ll be sending over Badlands #3 to my editor by the end of this month, after which I’ll send her my Mothman novel in February. That’ll get two of them out of limbo, leaving only the extra Badlands novel and the weird western in need of edits. After that, I think I can maintain a regular release cycle of every other month. That would be ideal and would allow me my goal of publishing six books this year. And I’m super excited about that.

Now it’s back to work for me. I still have two sprints to get in today to meet my quota (and a pizza to get into my belly).

 

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