Category Archives: Craft

Don’t Beat Yourself Up

Preamble: For a little over the past month, I’ve been writing 2000 words per day. I made the decision to do this for a year in order to up my literary output after a year of frustration with the same … Continue reading

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Tracking Book Sales as an Author

There’s nothing like a free promotion on the Nook blog to make an author  (more) obsessive about tracking sales stats. Sure, Amazon’s Author Central is there to provide a limited version of Bookscan, as well sales ranks for your books … Continue reading

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Fast Draft Day 19: Fail

Only 700 words today. Quota fail. A combination of Christmas shopping, football, and a stomach virus come limited the time and energy for writing. It happens. So you forgive yourself, remind yourself that you’re still ahead of track, and that … Continue reading

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Fast Draft Day 18: Crank

3028 words for the day. No insights left. Date/Words/Total 12-18/3028/57813 12-17/3111/54758 12-16/3187/51647 12-15/3027/48460 12-14/3016/45433 12-13/3190/42417 12-12/3001/39228 12-11/3070/36227 12-10/3007/33157 12-9/5584/30150 12-8/3003/24566 12-7/3043/21563 12-6/3075/18520 12-5/3110/15445 12-4/3093/12335 12-3/3014/9242 12-2/3131/6228 12-1/3087/3087

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Fast Draft Day 17: Grind

One word after another makes a sentence makes a paragraph makes a page. Grind, grind, grind. Date/Words/Total 12-17/3111/54758 12-16/3187/51647 12-15/3027/48460 12-14/3016/45433 12-13/3190/42417 12-12/3001/39228 12-11/3070/36227 12-10/3007/33157 12-9/5584/30150 12-8/3003/24566 12-7/3043/21563 12-6/3075/18520 12-5/3110/15445 12-4/3093/12335 12-3/3014/9242 12-2/3131/6228 12-1/3087/3087

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