Writing Journal 7.21.2019: Slight progress, no backsliding to speak of, and… maybe some movement on my projects?

Hey, everyone,

I tend to be releasing these Sunday night journals a little bit later than I usually have been doing. Part of that is that I have been traveling recently, so sometimes I have been pushing the posts back due to travel and recovering from travel. But, I’ll try to make sure to get these out by 6-8 pm on Sundays if possible.

Also, I’ve gotten to be less than consistent during the past couple of weeks with posting stuff on my Facebook and Twitter pages (check those links in the sidebar if you want to check those out). One of the things I will be doing in the next couple of days is get some things planned for that, too.

Well, for all the the griping that I’ve been doing about my writing consistency, this week’s numbers are… better, at least slightly, than last weeks. Anyway, here it is.

+368 words written.

Days writing: 2 of 7.

Days revising/planning: 6 of 7 for  330 total minutes.

Daily Writing Goals Met (500+ words or 30 minutes of planning/revisions): 6  of 7 days.

More revising/planning than writing this week. But that happens. Anyway…

Right now, I’m in the process of getting signed up for the Writer’s Market online. For some reason, it’s not letting me sign up for just the site; it’s insisting I have to sign up for one of it’s books, which I don’t have an interest in. I’ll let you know what happens. I also took at look at it’s Second Draft service, which actually looks promising.

So, time to update on some projects. I’m only going to comment on stuff that I worked on this week (full list of the ongoing projects here):

  • Project A – made good progress on the recent revision. Once this finally gets done (maybe even as early as this week), I am hoping that I give it a good proofreading edit and get it ready to shop around.
  • Project F: Tooling around with Wonderdraft on a particular map for my fantasy world. I might have to break out Microsoft OneNote or Scrivner to do some serious planning to set up characters/situations.
    Fantasy writers of the Internet: How do you come up with good names for places/characters? On a related note: How do you avoid using names someone else has used in prominent fantasy lore?
  • Project S: I am about ready to finish up a first draft. To be honest, I have been doing some light revision on that as I have been writing. I want to do at least two more scenes closely related to each other, and then fix the framing format I used for the story.
    After that, then what? I am seriously debating whether I post it on here or in some fan forums to get some feedback. For what it’s worth, I would rate it TV-MA, which is basically what the real Game Of Thrones was. As I mentioned before, this is totally fan fiction that I’m writing and have no plans of monetizing whatsoever.

Anyway, that’s all to report for now. I’m hoping to get another post going on Thursday or Friday (I will be busy Wednesday). Have a great week writing, everyone.

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