With a thousand words a day Delphinium will be done by Christmas. I’ve made similar statements and goals in the past (it feels like everything to do with Delphinium is a try-and-fail scenario) but maybe 17th time’s a charm? I think I can manage 4 pages a day, and I’ll write up a post including wordcount and some information or snippets before I crash for bed. By all means if you think you’d have fun pestering me in the comments to get a move on, I welcome your nagging.
I have a tentative date for Delphinium’s release (those signed up for the newsletter know the ‘about this time’ date already 😉 No hard promises yet though). But to hit it I have to start working *today.* Boyfriend’s visiting friends in Florida now, and my summer classes are relatively low intensity, so it’s writing time. No distractions.
Right now I’m at 4403 words– not a lot at all sadly. The goal is ~30K to ~35K, at least double Larkspur and hopefully longer. The good news is is that I have an outline, and I know far more about what I’m doing than when I was attempting the first book. I know I can hit a few thousand words a day, and at least the first time I set a public release date with Larkspur I hit it. Plus now I have far more people actually interested in my work. No pressure, right? 🙂
Still confirming, self-publishing is awesome. I’ve finished playing with the keywords, and my old/new cover finally came up as well. No sales yesterday or today, yet, but I’m hoping some of the free downloaders (or one of the 9 buyers) adds a review soon. It’s only been two weeks, I know I should be patient, and I’m lucky to have gotten the one review already.
‘Dear Friend’ (which started out as a short story), might get it’s wordcount bumped up. I thought I’d write it fast and put it out, but I’m unsure about the plot. It’s either growing, or unraveling 😛 But I do have a cover for it already that I just love. It’s part of the reason I feel the story should be longer, have some more substance to it.
Spadille’s plot is coming along, but that too should be something I’m writing faster. It has more plot threads than Larkspur, and I’m hoping I can manage a 25K+ minimum (I’ll feel more justified with a $2.99 price point there, and maybe I can keep Larkspur at a permanent .99) Hopefully it’ll be worth the ‘wait’ (if you’re used to quick indie releases. I won’t take a year, but it might be a few weeks).
I have an interview lined up with Tellest (http://tellest.com/) as well! They’re fantasy authors, Tellest is their world, and they also do interviews with indie writers. The ‘main’ author downloaded and likes Larkspur, can’t wait to see what sort of questions he has.