10 February 2013

From November 'till Now

 Nanowrimo went alright. I didn't finish but I did get a good start on a novel I'm not sure I want to finish. #win

I've been struggling a lot with working up the courage to just turn in my final edits. Of course that would mean I'd have to do my final edits, but I'm working on that this weekend. Which, yes, it is Sunday but I also have Monday off.

I never thought this would be the hardest most terrifying part of self/indie publishing. I just don't wan to let go. Is it really only just a fear of failure? I think it's more than that. The good news is, if I can manage to let go of this book, I can visit that world again when I write book two and three.

By the way, I'm on the fence about that as well. Much more of this fence riding and I won't be able to sit. I'm torn between combining book 2 and 3 into just one solid piece? Or splitting it up like the outlines are currently written.

I'm pro-combining it because I think it would have some real weight. I tend to write smaller novels. TPD is weighing it about about 47k, if I combine those two stories I could have solid writing, minimal fluff (not that I fluff o.O) and a maybe 70k novel?

The outlines I have are going to be amazing to write, and I'm so excited about how I've stepped up the intensity, wrapped up all my loose ends, and developed all the characters. Maybe I should stop trying to just make decisions about everything and just write it out?


Before I can write anything, I have to finish these edits and turn them into Pierre....

Have I mentioned Pierre?

He's the closest thing to have someone to answer to when you self-publish. He runs Schuler's espresso book machine.

He says that he writes reviews of books printed with Schuler's Cafe Press, only if he likes them.

I wonder if he'll read TPD...