It’s September! It’s September! O’ my gosh, it’s September!
Why yes, I have been freaking out a little bit over the beginning of a new month. “Why?” you ask? Because November is just a hop, skip, and tidy little jump away and I’m still working on the fantasy novel.
Yes, I know, the first draft is completed and I’m doing, basically, the secondary draft. I’m not changing everything in the original, but, I do need to admit I’ve changed quite a bit because of flow, continuance, and the second plus third books planned. Initially, I thought I knew what I wanted to be in each book, and, as this draft has gone forth I’ve realized there is too much material for what the first book needs to be. Besides this, I’m having to work very hard against the dreaded inner editor.
Another thing I’m fighting against is the fact I’m having to force myself to sit in front of the computer and keep plugging away. So, for the next little while, I’ve decided to make sure and write here on the blog every day and put down some accomplishments of the novel writing process.
Word counts windows and logs are making me freak out some. Part of me thinks the word count is too low, but when I see the pages racking up and how well the story itself is moving, I don’t think the story is bad or progress inordinately slow. Still, I’m going to make myself sit in front of this computer until the manuscript is ready!
Does anyone who self-publishes with their own deadlines have any advice on how to keep the freaking out down to a low roar? I really could use some about now.