Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Insecure Writer's Support Group

First Wednesday of the month which means it's time for IWSG


co-hosts this month are:  Eva Solar, Melanie Schulz, Lisa-Buie Collard, and Stephen Tremp


First off, congrats to everyone who made it through the A to Z challenge. You guys are bamfs.

On to insecurity. I'm both so happy and so terrified that we've made it into May. Happy because the end of May marks the end of this semester (which is bittersweet, because that means I'm closer to school being done forever (sad) but also, this semester was super, super busy) and also I have a good, long, well-deserved vacay in May.

But also, I'm still working towards a deadline on Book 2 for ASSASSIN'S HEART and I know that vacay will interfere with my progress.

Which means that I can't slow down at all, and probably I should pick up the pace some. I'm already putting in 1400-2000 words a day (4x a week) on book 2, so probably it means that I need at least 2K a day, and I should probably start trying to get some writing in on Sundays too (which is hard, though, because I tend to do a lot of stuff on Sundays, including meeting up with different writer pals)

So, yeah. May. More than anything I wish I was further into Book 2. The first 80 pages slowed  me a down a lot because they were not good. At all. But then I finally sat down and fixed things and it's ben going a lot better now, but I know I need to go back and redo those first 80 pages.

Also, writing two books at a time (Book 2 and my MG fantasy for school) is not something I would willingly choose for myself again in the future.

But, on the plus side, May means we're closer to fun things with ASSASSIN'S HEART. Like arcs, and cover reveals (tee hee! Maaaaaaybe I've already seen the cover and maaaaaaybe I kind of love it hardcore) and all that fun stuff that just makes all of this seem more real.

Anyway, May is here to stay and I know, as always, the best way out is through, so back to work I go.

How are things going for you?

7 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sounds like your May will be even busier. Wish I could write two thousand words a day. I'm such a slow typist - that would take me six to seven hours.
Can't wait to see your cover!

authorcgcoppola.com said...

I took a break from my series to work on a 'small project' that my muse threw at me. It turned into a big project, a novel, that I have started over THREE TIMES. So yes, I am *quite* busy. Keep up the pace and the dedication! You're closer to the big accomplishment :)

Tamara Narayan said...

Sounds like things are going well. I'm in the midst of a rewrite and then perhaps another trip to queryland.

Rena said...

Yes, like how is it even 2015, let alone almost halfway through??? I'm super excited for cover reveals and awesome stuff for Assassin's Heart.

Maria Zannini said...

I hate when I hit a rough patch in writing, but you fixed it so that's all that matters. You're back on the road.

My week is crazier than usual. I don't know why that doesn't surprise me anymore. :)

Ninja Girl said...

Congrats, Falen. I can't wait to see your cover; I'm sure it's fabulous.
Ninja Girl

Leandra Wallace said...

Oh, I wanna see your cover SO BAD. I bet it is all kinds of amazing. And just know I'm at your service when it comes to cover reveals and interviews and whatnot. I'd love to help out!

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