Today's Trenches

This entry is part 55 of 103 in the series Daily Scribble Reports

Publishing

So I’ve been collaborating and publishing these last few days, and my fingers are itching to get back to my cover art to get it corrected for Createspace. I’m ready to order my proofs and get it off to bed, seriously.

Blogging

In the meantime, I discovered again a deplorable lack of information out there about genre. Most of the intensive information is workshops and classes. I want a reference book. So I’ll be adding into my already over-scattered writing schedule to put together a reference work called The Indie Author Guide to Genre, where I get to cover BISAC, Amazon, cross-genre, subgenres, and examples of how broad the scope of these genres can really be.

Then I’m also going to start putting together some tutorials on the Pods CMS plugin for my own benefit due to the fact that it is deplorably underdocumented and I use it extensively here and exclusively for my new series bible setup. I don’t know PHP. I don’t know SQL. I want an awesome site. Surely that's not too much to ask. :grins:

I’ll put both of these series under cuts so you can skip them if you want.

Writing

Didn’t do so good today, but it was a busy workday and I had to run to break on lunch. I got a chapter tweaked though and it’s off to the collaborator for editing and/or general assessment.

I look at how fast other writers produce and how they do it and I find myself wondering what in the world besides overthinking is holding me back, but then I remember it’s not always overthinking but sometimes sheer ignorance that must be rectified before my thinking actually produces anything of value again. Why do I insist on writing things that require me not to be ignorant?

Scribbling snippets here and there and not big ones, but they're coming.

Series Bible

As mentioned above, I think I’ve got a decent series bible setup now. It’s sparse because I’m focusing on canonical data and current WIP and building the site before focusing on filling everything out, but it exists. This is good.

Fandom

Sign-ups for the Invisible Ficathon start tomorrow. Yay!

Word Counts

  • Fiction: 162 words
  • Poetry: 0 words, 0 lines
  • Blog: 320 words

Splintered Gates

  • Today: 0 words
  • Total: 2493 words

Would That We Were

  • Today: 0 words
  • Total: 1867 words

Collaboration

  • Today: 120 words
  • Total: 9488 words*

*written by me in 2014

Tracing Trouble

  • Today: 42 words
  • Total: 2569 words

January Totals

  • Fiction: 17,392 words
  • Poetry: 413 words | 81 lines
  • Blog: 7997 words

Completed Pieces

  • Poem: "Before My Eyes," 220 words | 47 lines.
  • Fanfic: "Mistakes," 1397 words.
  • Poem: "Writer's Social Therapy," 32 words | 4 lines.
  • Poem: "Blanket Statements," 8 lines| 48 words.
  • Poem: "Friends Like These," 24 lines | 121 words.
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