Monday, May 25, 2015

Week Ending Sunday, May 24, 2015 -- Beta-readers

Editing red pen comments over last manuscript and lining up my beta-readers and sending the work to them via email or snail-mail, so I haven't kept track of my word count.  I'm going to guess...1,500 words.  Paving over a manuscript by the red pen comments in the manuscript is as much a tedious process as it is a productive one.  I got sick again, too, with a sinus infection / virus situation that made my head quite swimming.  Exhausted, too, really early in the day.  Really hard to write, edit, and save correctly that way!

So, yeah, 1,500.  Sorry for the whining.

By the way, I have 7 beta-readers lined up, and I would love 10, and I haven't asked any of my e-friends yet.  I mean, haven't we all been buried by people asking us to read their books and manuscripts?  And I especially feel bad because I haven't had the time to read and comment on too many of anyone else's work lately. 

But if you're an e-friend of mine, and you wouldn't mind being a beta-reader, please let me know by Wednesday the 27th.  My email is on this page somewhere.

Please and thank-you!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Week Ending Sunday, May 17, 2015

Chapter 67

1,504 words.

Chapter 68

921 words.

Lots of query emails to my beta-readers.

So let's say...3,000 words.

Spent much of the week getting my beta-reader email packages together, plus calling a few people so I didn't have to send them emails.


Because the 37th novel-length edit of the book is done!!!  That's right--37!!!  This week I'll send out my beta-reader queries and work on the next book.  This weekend I'll spend one day incorporating all of the red comments in this last manuscript edit, save it all to one long document, and back it all up.

Then, out go the agent queries as I work on the next book, tidy up and send out a few stories, and take a look at the new book my zombie story is in.  And, please, wish me luck!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015

Week ending Sunday, May 10, 2015

Chapter 63.

628 words.

I'd do Chapter 64 now, but it's past 1 a.m. and I have to go to work in a few hours.


Chapter 58--612 words.

Chapter 59--542 words.

Chapter 60--1,194 words.

Chapter 61 (1st half)--1,221 words.

Chapter 61 (2nd half)--793 words.

Chapter 62--2,168 words.

Chapter 63--628 words.

For the week: 7,158 words.  And during a workweek!  For me, that's not bad at all.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Chapter 62 is done.

2,168 words.

Just a couple of chapters left.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Friday, May 8, 2015

Finished Chapter 61.

793 words.  Off to dinner out.  Have a nice night! 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015

About half of Chapter 61. 

1,221 words.

A thousand words a day, every day, means a completed novel manuscript in just three months.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Chapter 58--612 words.

Chapter 59--542 words.

Chapter 60--1,194 words.

So, the total for today: 2,348 words today.  From about 5:15 pm to about 11:30 pm, with about an hour and a half off for dinner and a couple of other minor things.

Why more today during the workweek?

--I was more awake, though I was exhausted.  (I can't explain this.)

--I kept making small rewards for myself.  Like, I couldn't open my most recent T206s until I finished these three chapters.

--These were the last three chapters before the big explosive denouement chapter, plus the wrap-up chapters.

--I'm about four or five total chapters from typing THE END.

--The Red Sox suck right now.  Painfully.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Week Ending Sunday, May 3, 2015

Well, not quite 9,000 words this week.  But I knew that was gonna happen.  Just barely 2,000 words.

Time to face that I'm a weekend writer during the workweek.  It is what it is.