Progress Report: 3/3/2013

So I promised my two readers that I would start some sort of project in March. I decided on Space Vampires. Unlike last year, where I was writing Magic Eaters by the seat of my pants and sending them at least a page daily, I’m going for a more prepared focus. Instead of a page-a-day, I’m going to send them chapters. Ideally, I’d like to do a chapter a week at minimum, so we’ll see how it goes.

Every Sunday, I’ll do my best to post some kind of progress report on whatever writing-related activities I’m doing.

Project: Space Vampires
Word Count: 1,545 words
Completed: started the prologue on Friday, finished on Saturday, but let it sit before sending it out. Was in a hurry on Saturday to write, and thinking things over is a good thing: a minor, technical detail that was alluding me on Saturday became clear, so I was able to iron out a few things before sending it to my readers.

And that’s that! Hopefully, this coming week will have more to talk about, perhaps even on multiple projects!

8 thoughts on “Progress Report: 3/3/2013

    1. It does make it sound like a fun project, doesn’t it? That’s actually the code name for the project, though. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve got a rundown of code names and why I’m using them here. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. You’re quite brave for showing your works in progress to your first readers. Mine have to be pretty much done before I’m comfortable showing it to people. In fact, I accidentally sent a WIP to one of my readers once (our email addresses are similar, and I regularly back up my writing with one of my e-mail accounts), and immediately panicked.

    Granted, I suspect your WIPs make a little more sense in mine. I’m the type of a writer that will get to page 75, realize that an entire subplot should have started at page 50, and instead of going back and changing thing, just continue along as if I had written that subplot in the first place. My rough drafts never make any sense.

    And I agree the Space Vampires is a pretty awesome title, even though it’s just a code name ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I used to be that way. But for me, finally FINISHING a novel helped me move forward. I rewrote that one, and then wrote a full novel last year that needs major revising, and now I’m on this. It helps to finally be in a mindset where it’s more important to finish rather than start over. Not saying I won’t have that experience again: there’s always a chance I’ll be halfway through and realize something so important that it makes whatever I write next useless. ๐Ÿ™‚ If that makes sense… ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. It makes sense to me. Everyone has their own methods to writing. I know mine might not make sense, but it’s the best way to make sure I actually finish a draft, rather that obsess over going back and making everything perfect. Revising is actually where most of the magic happens for me.

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