So, it’s 6PM and I still need to write 2k of THE BEAST QUEEN, which I am going to try my best to do.
I wrote 2k of EVOLUTION in half an hour and I’m paying for it now. My hands hurt. Actually, my left hand hurts and clenching and unclenching it feels super weird. Actually, my whole left arm feels like there’s something wrong. I really don’t want to get carpal tunnel syndrome. Jesus, that would be so fucking bad. So, when I do my 2k sprint, I’m going to pace myself and just do 2k in one hour, as opposed to half an hour. It’ll take longer, but hopefully I won’t work my hands to death.
So I followed the new plan for EVOLUTION and that kind of threw all the rest of my chapter beats into a bit of a tizzy. I’ll have to figure out the aftermath tomorrow, because for now I just want to focus on THE BEAST QUEEN.
Note: I sent an email to Jaycee to see if she can design the cover for EVOLUTION. She did such a great job with ASURA NIGHT, and I’m hoping that I’ll have the funds to pay her when she is finished. Mrs. Zhou contacted me today and told me she’d notify when the classes are all organized. I suspect they will start sometime next week, which is okay with me. In the meanwhile, I’ll just write as much as I can. I’m hoping I can finish EVOLUTION by the time the classes start.
Of course, then I have to pay more attention to THE BEAST QUEEN and HIS UNTIL DAWN. I really need to start making more money on my books. Maybe I need to have some kind of coaching session with Rebecca Hamilton or Storm/Paulsen to figure out how I can maximize my profits.
I really need to get editing on THE HANDSOME DEVIL 2, DARK MOON RISING, and IN HIS ARMS. Sigh. So much to do and yet I spend all this time fucking around. Still, at least I’m writing more consistently every day, so that’s got to count for something, right?
Okay, so let’s talk about THE BEAST QUEEN. Really don’t like that title, but it’ll just be a placestander for now.
So far, I’ve got 18k to my monthly wordcount and while it’s a little low (because I had one non-writing day and a couple of 1k to a couple hundred word days), I’m still pretty proud of my progress, considering my lack of progress the previous month of January. So, let’s keep up the good work.
Okay, back to THE BEAST QUEEN. Writing it is definitely harder for me because it’s written in 3rd POV, and occasionally, I find myself slipping into 1st. I really need to write more 3rd, even if I feel more comfortable with 1st, no doubt a remnant of the title where I was obsessed with Laurell K Hamilton. Sad I can’t read her books anymore, because it’s just porn and not even well-written porn at that.
I already know what I’m writing, so I don’t think there’s any need to really rehash it here like I had to with EVOLUTION.
So here goes, going to set up Write or Die, or the Focus Booster with the intent of writing until I hit 2k, hopefully not in half an hour because I’m pretty sure I can’t do that again, ick.