For the past few weeks there haven’t been any of those “Writing Journal” posts listing what (and how much) I’ve been writing. The reason for that is that I haven’t been writing
much of anything. I’ve been on the road for the last four weeks (Stamford, Baton Rouge, Chicago) and even this week will be spent partially in Oak Ridge, TN. This type of bullshit travel schedule isn’t very conducive to writing, and so I haven’t been doing anything beyond the bare-minimum required to keep “Court of the Abominatrix” on schedule: a measly 1500 words a week.
That’s hardly worth making a special blog post about, so I said to hell with that whole thing.
But there are a few things that need to be mentioned and/or explained:
Earlier, I announced that there would be some kind of update every week. Not too long after that, I started “Court…” which, by definition, would be THREE updates a week. Did I have this in mind when I made the weekly update announcement? Yup. Do I count CotA as my weekly update? Yup. Is that really fair? Well… yeah, it is. I know some people were looking forward to longer stuff and more frequent chapters of “In Deed” (and perhaps the return of older stories), but that’s a bit much for somebody who’s “50% Travel” job is actually more like 85% lately. As far as I’m concerned, I’m keeping my promise.
Things I will be working on the near future:
This week I plan on getting ahead on “Court of the Abominatrix” and getting a few thousand words written on the July bonus story. I used to have a one week “reserve” on CotA. I got lazy one week, and now that’s gone. I need it back, and I also don’t want to be in a rush to writing the July bonus story in the last few days of this month. I shouldn’t have any trouble making some serious headway on both of those this week.
Yes, I know I’m overdue for “In Deed,” and that will probably be the next thing I work on after those two things. There’s no date on it yet, but I wouldn’t look for it before July. You’ll certainly see it IN July… sooner is better, obviously.
Right now, I consider both the monthly bonus stories and the CotA experiment to be moderate successes. Actually, I’m really excited about CotA, and I’m already looking forward to the next story that I’m going to tell in that format. There’s even a (small) chance that I may start a second micro-chapter story to update on Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday. I’m giving the idea some thought; no decision has been made. Donations are at around three a month, which I consider great given the amount of traffic I’ve got. If anyone has any ideas on how I can get MORE traffic, fire ’em at me because that’s what I need right now. I figured the introduction of frequent updates would bring in more visitors, but it hasn’t happened yet. Probably too soon.
That’s all that’s on my mind right now. I hope you’re enjoying the stories. Feedback (with and without donations) are appreciated.