Sunday, October 14, 2012

Week in Review/Preview


I did put in a lot of work this week, all of which counts.  It's just that I said to my self, "Gee, Self, you have to get these books edited and uploaded, and all that artwork to do, so pull back on that blogging.  You've got lots of posts in the can.  Oh, look, there's a perfectly fine one right there for next week. Hey, and there's another one for Friday Favorites.  Go for it!"

And then I proceeded to spend all of Friday and Saturday writing more blog posts.  Including a post which requires an infographic.  (Just what I need, more art to do!)

Still, the ebook of Misplaced Hero only needs a cover and a little work.  Test of Freedom is giving me fits because I keep intending to do simple artwork -- to actually cut back seriously on the artwork -- and I ended up with something more complicated.  Also, I hate the colors.  I'll talk more about that on Tuesday.

Oh, and my brain started working on book three of Starling and Marquette. (The Man Who Ran Away)  Book two isn't even on the schedule for serious work until January. The thing that got me thinking about it, is one of the things that spawned new blog post ideas.  And those aren't even the posts I worked on the past few days.

What is it with these muses?

A Round of Words in 80 Days Update

This Segment's Progress:

Wednesday Day 10 - 185 minutes
Thursday Day 11 - 312 minutes
Friday Day 12 - 183 minutes
Saturday Day 13 - 380

Total for the week: 1060 + 305 = 1365
The goal is 20 hours a week, or 1200.  Well, at least that was a win.

Check out the other people participating this week in ROW80 here.

This Past Week's Posts:

Coming This Week on the Blog:

Monday - Test of Freedom Episode 1 "Just Like Jackie"
He said he was "just going out for a bit."  He neglected to mention the part about maybe never seeing him again.

Tuesday - A Note on My Illustrations
Some previews and thoughts on the art I'm doing right now for several projects.

Wednesday - Hobbyists, Amateurs, Professionals, and Entrepreneurs
Some thoughts on how we writers categorize ourselves and each other.  With charts!

Thursday - Test of Freedom Episdoe 2 "Lady Ashton and the Man in the Dock"
In which we meet Lady Ashton, a nice lady with a secret.

Friday Favorites - Peter Lorre and Mr. Moto
Another paragon, and a guilty pleasure.  (Also a side discussion of Mr. Wong.)

See you in the funny papers.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like the proverbial muse was in a serious creative mood all together. I can't blame her though. Planning, Blogging and artwork is much more fun that doing edits. hehe.

The Daring Novelist said...

Yeah, funny how that works.

Jae said...

Wow, you got a lot done! Nice work! What did you do to attract so many muses? ;)

Glad to meet you fellow Row80er!

The Daring Novelist said...

Thanks, Jae!

As for attracting muses, you'll find that they are like stray cats. If you stick around and feed them long enough, you won't be able to get them.

Shan Jeniah Burton said...

Wow! Your muses were having a banquet!

Congratulations on all you accomplished!

The Daring Novelist said...

Thanks, Shan!