*dusts off the site*
So this year has certainly been a bit surreal. I do hope this finds everyone healthy, and not too stressed.
I’ve been writing. Averaging about 2k a day. I’m very pleased with myself. And even better news, for those wondering…
I finished The Bastard Prince. I finished The Sarukai Lord, and in March (9th) I finished The Dragon Gates. I’m currently working on book 4, the last book of the zandercrack series; Crossroads. And this, just doing around 2k a day (sometimes more, sometimes less). Even better, I’ve been (mostly) keeping track of my daily word count. So for a roundup of words since the end of nano;
December 2019: 67931
January 2020 : 65168
Febuary 2020: 88732 (by far my best)
March 2020: 33870
Now something to mention. I took a full week off after finishing The Dragon Gates (march) to try to organize the back stuff for Crossroads. Then, on the 12 or 13th life exploded. The kids were sent home from school and told they wouldn’t be back due to the pandemic. Hub’s job took a hit, and my depression kicked into full go mode. I did try to get more words but it was a bust mostly. It took a bit but I’ve gotten into a new routine and back to writing. I would like to finish Crossroads this month but I’m not sure that’s going to happen, we’ll see.
These are strange times, and everyone is kind of feeling their way through it. My daily goal for writing, 2k a day, hasn’t changed. But I refuse to let myself feel guilty if I have lower or no count days. Mental health is important, and with the uncertainty at an all time high, we have to take care of us.
Updates & Changes
I pulled Elemental Truth off of wattpad. That site feels like a dead-end. There’s not a good search function for people looking for new stuff and that bothers me. So instead I’m posting over at redditserials and I’ve also joined their discord. I’ve also begun posting The Bastard Prince too. So they’ve got this cool feature that if you type in ?rank Bastard Prince OR ?rank Elemental Wars it’ll give you a notification every time I post a new chapter. I’m posting about once a week for both.
I’m also changing around the Patreon. trying to figure tiers and content and all that fun stuff. I’ve got my eye on an artist I would love to have do pictures of the Trouble Crew and some of my dragon characters, but that’s sorta an idea I’m thinking about and I haven’t really done much beyond that. Once it’s all set up I’ll share the link officially.
I’m working on cleaning up the website, so bear with me. I have a lot of plans. I’m honestly very proud of my writing progress.
I do hope you’re all doing well. I know for some, the whole social distancing thing is beyond uncomfortable. Hang in there guys, things will get better, life will get back to some kind of normal. This too shall pass.
Be kind to each other. ~NP