Archive: January 7, 2019

January 7

Website Stuff

Hey babes, I’m in overwhelm at the moment as I try to set up a shopping cart on the website. The cart, oddly enough, easy enough. The shipping bullshit that goes along with it is a whole other mess. Ugh. Buuuut it’s happening, slow as it is. Sorry for being MIA so long–how is it the 7th already?! Shit.

Anyways, new stuff soon. Announcements to make. Gonna get a newsletter out on a weird day cuz I’m playing so much catch up. But yeah, good stuff. I’m just in that bad mental place of staring at code for 3 days straight and wanting to burn the world in response. But other than that, sunshine. XD

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January 4

New Look: WIP Charts…

I’m hoping this will help people follow the updates easier. What’s done, what’s being worked on, what will be done, etc. All the links are in there for ease. Eventually I’ll make these for all the WIPS, but until then, here are the ones I’m focused on.

So, as you can see, I work in ‘Events.’ It’s the serial format I find the most useful. When you’re writing long story arcs that span several novels, it can be easy to lose tension, lose focus. I started solving this problem when writing serials like Demon Bonded where I attacked each thing in ‘Episodes.’ Each episode was a book, but it wasn’t always an event. It usually had a little cliff that broke an event right at the most suspenseful moment, and then the second half of the episode would be the beginning of another event that would pull a reader in to wonder what would happen next. Even if I had months between each episode, as long as I kept track of my ‘events’ (Ky facing the Aeternum is up next, for example,) I’m able to pick up and ensure the tension works moving forward, even if I can’t remember everything that came before.

Initially, I didn’t plan as much as I should have when writing. It was a lot of just seeing what worked while finding out the hard way what didn’t. Being sick was a wonderful excuse not to organize and just hope things would work out. @[email protected] Now that planning is part of my process (thank fuck XD) I don’t expect these levels of rewrites. When you have things figured out in the outline and keep nice notes, things flow so much easier. I actually have the third PATB novel completely outlined. I can’t wait to stop playing catch up and just flow with the writing once again.

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January 2

Soooo…

I’m seriously thinking about hiring content writers for the website. Seriously. Just bang these outlines out and then get other people involved to do the grunt writing, then come back to clean it all up and ensure it fits. I’m tired of being just one person trying to get way too many things done at once. @[email protected]

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