Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Direction for the Blog

After letting ideas brew in my head for a couple days, I have decided on a direction for the blog.

Wednesdays will be the days I make a personal post on the progress of my manuscript, things going on in my life, and so on. Weekends will be the time that I post something useful to you guys about writing, reading, or narratives. I was thinking I could review television shows, movies, and books. I ca also write guides on the stuff that I have done so far, for those that have never written a lengthy story.

So yeah, I want to have some form of a schedule. Since today is Wednesday, I want to update you guys on my progress.

I am at 25,739 words. I have written over 10,000 words in the past 7 days, and am halfway to my quarterly word count goal. I wrote 3,300 words in one day yesterday, which was nuts. The story is coming along well.

Just today, I have posted my prologue on the subreddit /r/fantasywriters (link). It's already been torn up by one reader, who makes good points. I wanted more critique on it to know if I have any crtical flaws that could carry into the rest of the novel. So far, none of the problems are about the writing style. I just need to cut down on repetition, pull back on info dumping, and focus on getting into the action. These are prologue problems, not narrative issues.

The prologue and first ~3 chapters thereafter are the ones that need the most work, and I knew that posting this. I have been told the start is good, so at least there is that! I will not be sharing any more of the story until I either finish, or get considerably further. I don't want my hopes to be dashed by something that can be fixed in editing.

Keep an eye out this Saturday, because my next post will be "How to Start Your First Novel." It's something that I now have experience in!

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers? I'm planning to start my own website soon but I'm a little lost on everything. Would you recommend starting with a free platform like Wordpress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I'm completely confused .. Any tips? Cheers! all of craigslist