Thursday, May 12, 2011


This isn't really a well thought out or even constructed post.  I just sort of wanted to celebrate a milestone.  As of this post, I am currently sitting at precisely 58,000 words written.

At this point, I'm still in rough draft mode and if things go as normal that means I'm closer to 60k polished.  I tend to forget to expand certain thoughts when I write rough draft.  Not quite notation, but sometimes sort of close.

I always say don't let the craft get in the way of the story... technicalities are designed to help us with our story telling not hamper our process.  Because I believe this, I sometimes almost free type and then spend a few hours later cleaning it all up! :)

I just wanted to celebrate the small victories, so... yay me! :)

- KT

Monday, May 9, 2011

My hands hurt

I have decided that in order to finish this book on the self-inflicted timelines I have set for myself, that I will need to take the week off from my paying 'gig'.  With that in mind, I am promptly setting the alarm, taking a shower, doing the normal 'routine' stuff that I normally do when preparing for work only this time I am commuting to my local coffee shop and/or home office.

So far, so good.  I work up this morning at 46,228 words written and I'm now sitting at 50,709.  With a grand total of 4481 words written for the day, I'm calling that victory!

Hopefully we can keep the momentum going... please send good wishes to me or encouragement to the muse.


Though I didn't do much in the way of blogging quality on THIS site, I wrote some fairly long comments on one of my favorite peoples blog regarding .99 cent publishing:
Go read her blog, then buy her books, then read her blog again!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Quick updates

Spending all of my time writing my stories is a double-edged sword.

On the one hand, building my worlds, and my characters, is a lot of fun.  But on the other hand, it feels like I am neglecting everything else.  Friends, family, social media, all go by the wayside when I decide to sit down and prose.

I suppose that's a good thing right?  I mean, this blog isn't necessarily a writing journal but you don't mind if I occasionally become introspective do you?

I'm sitting here with my muse music (Mudvayne if you're wondering), have my bottle of water and the door to my office is closed.  I am not alone, thats for sure.  The characters in my story are keeping me fast company, as I carry them through the stories in my mind.

It's not lonely, it's far from empty in this little room.  It is field with an epic scene, great battles, hero's and villains.  Overall - it's a very exciting time to be inside my head.

For now, I'll just give you some updates to the more business side of my journey to professional authorism...(authorship? Being an author!)

Outlines -
2 - Novel length stories for 1 series (YA Sci-Fi Fiction)
3 - Novel length stories for another series (UF)
4 - Short stories (YA Fantasy)

1 - Novel for the (YA Sci-Fi)
1 - Short stories

Daily Activities -
1 - Twitter updates / reading (must learn, must stay informed)
20ish - Blog reads
1 - Blog update (this one) whenever I get a chance.


When you read about 'the pros' talking about their lack of time for writing you think to yourself "How silly." and then you look up and realize you've just caught up... to yesterday.  Not that bad until you realize it's Thursday and you need to wake up at 5am to toil for 'The Man'.