October 1 – Apologies

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Life has been busy for me recently. I keep meaning to get out a writing wrap-up post for last month, but I just haven’t found the time.  My sister is getting married this weekend, it seems crazy to me that she’s old enough to do something like that. It seems crazy to me that all of my siblings and I are growing up and becoming adults. I’ve had a lot of feelings about all of this and yet I can’t seem to put anything into words.

I haven’t been writing much at all this week. Which always adds to my bad mood. When I’m not writing I feel useless, like I’m failing in life.  I know writing comes and goes sometimes but at this point I’ve been writing for almost 9 years. You would think I would be able to push through this shit better.  I guess not.

NaNoWriMo is coming up soon and I am unbelievably excited. I love this writing event, it’s when I do some of my best work for the year.  I also love this time of year. After summer everything seems to come alive again for me.  I look at people and I see stories everywhere. I might be writing some NaNo prep posts in the upcoming weeks, so look forward to that. I’m also going to share some poetry.

That’s all for now! Thanks for reading. 🙂

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September 26 – Poetry Days

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I decided to write today because I just made it to 70 pages on Maybe Not Her!  I am now over half way done with the collection. Which is crazy because it feels like I’ve only been working on it for a couple weeks. It’s closer to a couple months now actually.

Already I’m thinking up plans for the second draft. It’s been so long since I’ve read the first poems in the collection, I don’t think I’m even going to wait to start editing.  I’m going to start an outline of which poems will go in which sections, then from there I’ll be rewriting them.

In other news Collecting Chaos is almost at 10k. I’m a little stuck at the moment and plan to do some outlining today.  I’m beginning to wonder if it will get to the length of a novella, or if it will be more of a long short story. 😀

Besides these two projects I’ve tentatively started three other stories! They are in very early stages, so we’ll see if I end up continuing them.

That’s it for now! Thanks for reading.

September 20th – Updates

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Ah yes, another writing update.  I promise I’ll have a music update soon, just as soon as I can actually play a song without needing to look at the chords. I have learned parts of four songs though!Anyway, writing.

Maybe Not Her is still coming along splendidly. It’s now at 65 pages, and I’ve been managing to keep up my one poem a day goal. This collection really be very reflective of my year. It shows my ups and my downs. I’m now thinking of breaking into different parts for different people that I write about.

Collecting Chaos reached the 9k mark this week! I feel like things are really back and rolling with this novel. I love my characters, and the plot is really fun, just very happy-go-lucky and it’s been awhile since I’ve wrote a book like that.

Today I did something I probably shouldn’t have done, and that is I started a new story. It doesn’t really have a title, I’m tentatively calling it Her. It’s a post apocalyptic story about a single mother who has just given birth. It will follow her throughout the little girl’s life, for probably about 12 years. I love post apocalyptic stories, so it’s been pretty fun to start one myself. I’m already 1,500 words in!

And that’s it for now! Thanks for reading. 🙂

Patreon Post – September 17 – Progress

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Today I reached 4000 words in Maybe Not Her! The draft is now at 62 pages and I’m very pleased with how it’s coming along. At this rate I’m hopeful that I’ll be done with the collection by the end of October. Then I’ll let it sit before I go back and start editing.

In other news I’ve finished with one editing project for Patchwork Press and it’s on to the next! This is other book is by an author I’ve previously worked with, and I really liked the book I edited, so I’m super excited to be working with her again.

Collecting Chaos is slow going, but I wrote an entire chapter this week and now I need to sit down and do some more plotting for the book. I’m just over the 8000 word mark, and at this rate it will be a couple months before I’m finished with it.

The King, The Advisor & The Peasant – Published!

As of June 24th I officially published The King, The Advisor & The Peasant.  You can now find it on Payhip.  The link can be found here:  https://payhip.com/b/pcYs

The King, The Advisor & The Peasant is a satirical short story, following a peasant through an audience with a King who may or may not be a donkey.  The story goes downhill very quickly, The King is insane, the Advisor greedy, and the Peasant dead. Long live the King. 

Thanks to all my patrons this story is completely free!  To receive first access to all that I publish, check out my Patreon. 

 

Check Back Next Week!

I’ve been busy editing this week, because the 24th is only 8 days away! If you don’t remember, I announced last month that I would be putting out a short story on the 24th of June.  That story is titled The King, The Advisor & The Peasant. 

This short story is 6 pages long, and will be available for free. It’s also dedicated to one of my patreon supporters.

The King, The Advisor & The Peasant is a humorous story, following a peasant through an audience with a King who may or may not be a donkey. It’s also my first attempt at satire.

Thanks, as always, for reading!  And don’t forget to check out my Patreon! All of my stories come out to Patreon supporters first.