Accountability Post #24 ~ To Reach that Goal ~ #amwriting #selfpublishing

The writing has slowed a little this week, mainly because I’ve pretty much got the story down and this week has been more about filling in little scenes and bits of conversation. I started off sticking to my 2000 words a day target but decided I was writing stuff purely for the sake of getting to the daily total rather than it being anything meaningful. This is a waste of time, in my opinion.

I therefore refocused and simply worked on what actually needed to be added. I anticipate I will be over the 70K mark by the 22nd and that will be the first draft complete. It will be a little lighter on words than I was anticipating. I was originally aiming for 80K but I know that there are some bits that need adding earlier in the story, now that I have got to the end. In the editing process I usually cut about 10% and I think here I will be adding 20%, possibly even 25% – there are some serious rewrites… boo hiss (and that’s before it’s even gone to my editor!) – so I think I shall end up nearer to the 80K.

I’m looking forward to the editing phase, or enrichment, as I like to call it. It’s my favourite part of writing. 😀 I’ve decided I don’t like first drafts, not at all, but I love having something to craft into shape. I’ve had to be very strict with myself not to start the edits already actually.

In other news, I watched an excellent webinar from Joanna Penn and Mark Dawson this week on Amazon Advertising and got into a right pickle when trying to open up an Amazon Advertising account. And I’ve started doing some Facebook Ads, which I’m incredibly nervous about.

Also, and the biggest news of all, my narrator is recording the audio version of Parallel Lies right now! Again, cue anxiety, and another huge learning curve ahead with trying to launch that, but it should be fun 😀 I’ll let you know when it’s available!

I haven’t managed to fit anything else into the week, that’s the thing with writing, but I shall be in touch next weekend for the last in this series of accountability posts as my first draft will be done… and I’ll give you all a break.

Project B – Hill of Beans – previously 5532 words – still 5532 words.

Project C – Parallel Lies sequel – previously 55,037 words – now 66,146 words.

About Georgia Rose

Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of the romantic and suspenseful Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water. A short story, The Joker, based on a favourite character from the series followed and is free to download from Amazon. Her fourth novel, Parallel Lies, a standalone, encompasses crime along with Georgia’s usual blending of genre. Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing. Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her passion for people watching and her overactive imagination! Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire in the UK where she lives with her much neglected husband and dog. Their son, currently at university, comes and goes and their daughter, having delighted them all for long enough, has eventually moved out, got married, and is discovering the joys of being all grown up and having a mortgage.
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6 Responses to Accountability Post #24 ~ To Reach that Goal ~ #amwriting #selfpublishing

  1. Jaye Marie says:

    There are days when I don’t think I like progress at all.
    Why is it so damned hard to make any?

    • Georgia Rose says:

      Apologies for the delay in spotting this comment, Jaye. I think you just have to brush off those days, and look forward to the following day when you can start all over again. 😀

  2. Neil McTaggart says:

    Having finished my first book (75k words) and finished two edits I now find have a major problem in that it was all done on ms word.
    Is there an easy way to convert this into a manuscript ready for submission?

  3. Please tell me about how i can convert my book into manuscript because i recently finished my 3rd book .

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