This weekend “Twilight Tales” will be free on amazon.
From the 25th to the 27th.
I suppose this isn’t a horrible problem.
I am OVERFLOWING with ideas.
Tons of ideas! Why, just within the last two weeks I have written four complete plot-lines, each at least 1500 words, with fully sketched characters, settings, and worlds.
But have I finished anything?
Well, I actually have two finished short stories (3k words each) that i am trying to get polished up so I can send out. But the new ideas keep flowing.
I hate losing new ideas, so I try to write just short blurbs (fifteen minutes worth of writing) but sometimes the stories get away with me. Sometimes I see some potential for something good in them, and I just go with it.
Like last week, I was reading a thread on Reddit when I had a moment of inspiration to start writing a ghost story. The entire story sprang into my head, and I had to get it all out. I have a good chunk of both stories finished, and it would probably only take a few days to get them to the editing stage if I put my nose to the grindstone. In fact one of them, “Tux”, I already created a cover for. I liked it that much. But it also has a lot of work to go through since it is going to be a longer story. “Footprints”, however, is going to be a shortish story. And “The Ring” is the first in a series about some mysterious items.
All good ideas. All nearing completion. I need to get my butt in gear.
It’s been a while since I shared my word count.
You can see the steady rise of daily word counts. I went from an average of 200 in February to 500 in April. I’m pushing that even higher this month.
What I’ve noticed….
When I finished a big project (in this case, Osiren’s Tears) I had a sharp drop off in word counts because I ended up spending a lot of time doing edits, cover design, formatting and the other “boring” parts of self publishing. I also had no idea where to start on the 20 projects I have lined up.
When I got a new idea the words just flew out of my finger tips. I ended up with two days over 2000+ words because of two great little ghost story ideas. Similarly, back in March I had a 1000+ day because of a brand new Sci-fi idea that I am still working out the kinks for.
Good news, I’m getting faster. Bad news, I’m going to have to spend a few more days here and there ironing out the “boring” parts of self publishing because I’ll have more content to put out there.
And a teaser for the ghost story….
Your semi regular dose of news from around the web.
On some lighter notes:
Some of the best known authors prove it’s never too late to start writing.
The Creative Penn discusses marketing and selling learned from some top selling indie authors.
The SPP interviews CJ Lyons. (youtube)
This is a poem I wrote a long time ago.
Blink soft, worlds await.
Shift, turn, ebb and flow,
Whispered words, soft melodies,
Unknown vistas, lift and sore.
Behind closed eyes
Blink again, and gone….