Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Progress Report and other news

I've broken through 40k words.  I haven't written as much as I hoped when I began the draft, but I'm closer to the end than the beginning.

This draft is ending up a little shorter than I envisioned.  I'm not sure if there's enough story left to punch through 50k.  I've still got a lot of things to add in--my works tend to grow during the revision phase--but it's still looking like it'll be a 60k or so work when it's ready for beta reading.

I guess we'll see.  *shrug*

In other news, Hugh Howey is back in the New World.  I'm glad to see he didn't get swamped by a rogue wave or anything while he was sailing around the Atlantic.  Welcome back, Hugh!  :)

Also, there's a somewhat disheartening piece at The Passive Voice about Amazon's review policy.  Just part of the ever-changing landscape for indie authors, I guess.  To paraphrase Leon Megginson, the winners in the e-book revolution won't be the best authors, or the cleverest authors, or the friendliest authors, but those authors who can most quickly adapt to changing circumstances.

Finally, Thanksgiving is coming up in a couple of days.  Be sure to take a few minutes to consider all the blessings in your life.  Be thankful for them, because things could always be worse.

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