What happened to April?
In between the chaos that is now my schedule, I managed to get some heavy lifting done on book 7. Added a few new scenes and increased the overall word count. Just not to where I want to be for a minimum.
Strangely, I do have a minimum for the books. If I fall below that, I know I’m missing things. I didn’t finish the pass through I was on before I tossed it at my alpha reader hoping for another perspective (he wanted some reading material for in-flight). We’ll see what he has to say when he gets back, though I’ve gotten some feedback already.
But before I get to the IWSG question of the month, I want to give a huge shout out to everyone who stopped by my table at Gem State Comic Con. You are all awesome and you have no idea how much I enjoyed seeing some returning faces! I’m looking forward to seeing people at Gem State Gaming Con in July.
IWSG question of the month: It’s the best of times; it’s the worst of times. What are your writer highs (the good times)? And what are your writer lows (the crappy times)?
There are tons of highs and lows. I kind of touched on some above, but I think my favorite high is when a scene just comes together. Especially if it’s one that I had been fighting with.
Though giving my alpha reader (a welcomed) mental whiplash was fun also.
Lows? Probably when the words won’t come. When I can’t get the scene to play in my head. These are usually times that I know I need this particular scene, but damned if I can get it to come out.
Granted, book 7 overall nearly getting canned was a pretty big low. My first attempt at it was a spectacular disaster. While I salvaged quite a bit from it, things I had wanted to introduce got put on the back burner in favor of being able to keep the overall story.
Art of any medium is a rollercoaster ride. While you’ll likely not be getting me on an actual rollercoaster anytime soon, this one I’ve ridden for so long that getting off seems strange.
And, finally, because we can all have some Star Wars fun: