Good morning, my dear readers and blog followers! Or whatever time it is when you’re checking this out. 🙂 It’s Wednesday! 🙂 🙂 🙂 You know what that means! It’s writing update time! I haven’t done one of these in a while, so I’m really looking forward to it! ❤
How’s my writing going, you might ask?
Good, I think. I’ve gotten a decent amount of work done the last couple of days. I think my first publication of the year is going to be Spooky Shorts #2! FINALLY! I know, I know. I’ve been working on it forever. And I really need to work on finishing the series I start. But it’s actually coming along good. I’m half way done with my first draft, and I’ve picked out a release date from late this month.
I think I’m going to go for about 2 or maybe 3 releases every month instead of one every single week. Don’t get me wrong, I love publishing a short story every week, and I might do something like that again closer to Halloween. (October is my best month for sales!) But I want to publish more under my other pen names too. Tori Elliot and a secert one I’m not sharing. And I think I can manage that better if Lennie only does mostly 2 a month.
Does that make sense? I hope it does! If it doesn’t, sorry.
I’m learning a bit and working on my personal writing and editing style. 😀 I mentioned this in post the other day, but I’m gonna touch on it again. I’ve been reading about authors who actually write out their first drafts by hand. I know, sounds crazy, right? We’re all so used to tapping away on computers. But it’s actually a really neat idea. Writing it out by hand actually makes me think more about what I’m writing down. And it’s a lot easier to focus if I’m focusing on a notebook instead of my computer or phone. Social Media and Google are very distracting, lol. I can just leave my phone and computer in the other room and just work.
Ya’ll should Google writing first drafts by hand. (but not when you’re supposed to be writing! 😀 ) It’s really cool! Some authors I really like write first drafts by hand. Writers like… Neil Gaimen, J.K. Rowling, Stephen King. Just to name a few of my favs. ❤ ❤ ❤
And I really is working for me, so I’m gonna keep doing it! I have written most of my flash fiction stories by hand, but now I’m trying to do all my stories like that. And it really is working for me.
And (This is kind of off topic) it reminds me of when I was a kid/teen. In school, I didn’t always have a computer like I do as an adult. Too expensive for a kid. I did have one in like senior year, I think, but I never took it to school. No way was I risking that thing by taking it to school. So I’d write my very, very bad stories in spiral notebooks. And I’d get a lot done like that. And my teachers never realized I wasn’t working on actual schoolwork. lol. 🙂
So, I think my writing is going really good. Of course, once I finish the first handwritten draft, I’ll have to type it up on the computer. It’ll take a little longer, sure, but it’ll actually help with the editing and looking for typos! I swear I’m getting better at finding typos in my books. I think the extra step is worth it.
Thanks for reading my babbling! Hope it made sense. I’ll try and be back tomorrow! Happy reading! Love, Lennie! ❤