The female has lost her mind. That’s it. That’s all. She’s totally gone loco, and now here I am, doing her dirty work. Yuck.
So, here’s the deal.
There are author people who like seeing author people doing the grind, much like the female does. So, because the female has absolutely zero common sense anywhere in her wretched human body, I’ve been recruited to do two things.
Most days of the week.
One, I will confess her sins. (Err, share her accomplishments and failures for the day.)
Two, I will steal a writing tip from the female and share it with you.
To start this show, I will tattle on what she’s accomplished for the first four days of the Month of Scary Stuff the Female Likes. Normal people call it October.
- October 1, 2019: 10,436
- October 2, 2019: 5,330
- October 3, 2019: 6,153
- October 4, 2019: 5,065
That’s a lot. In fact, that’s 26,984 words. The female hasn’t done her 15 minute projects yet today, but honestly, she’s really, really tired, and she accomplished a lot. She can catch up on her 15 minute projects over the weekend–or as soon as she’s finished with Double Trouble. Right now, Monday-Friday, she’s busting her ass on Double Trouble so she can have it properly finished. She’ll probably bust ass over the weekend, too. It needs to get done.
She wants to get Double Trouble done so she can properly focus on Steel Heart and Blood Bound. (She’s technically a little late with Double Trouble because Bat out of Hell was twice as long as it should have been. Oops.)
It’s okay. She gave herself time in her schedule exactly for things like this to happen, although she was not expecting Bat out of Hell to be a full novel (over 60,000 words) rather than the planned novella (at 30,000 words.)
She’s not sure if it will be priced at $3.99 or $4.99 after launch yet. Seriously, preorder the sucker now if you haven’t already while it’s still $2.99. It’s a steal for its length.
It’s also hilarious, a little less romancy than the female intended, but it’s hilarious and there’s still romance, and honestly, she writes the Bernadette Franklin books to just have fun. She had a lot of fun with it. And there’s still some romance.
Juliette took over Bat out of Hell, and absolutely no regrets were had over this tragic, tragic situation.
Now, moving on.
The Female’s Writing Tip of the Day
Time management is a huge help for any author of any walk of authorial life. If you have five minutes a day to write, use those five minutes and throw your heart into them. You can’t edit a blank page.
Treat those minutes as though they are sacred. If you have five minutes a day to write, set a timer, and write like you mean it for five minutes.
A book will eventually be written if you treat the time you have for writing seriously. You don’t have to write perfect words.
You just need to write.
So, figure out how much time you want to give yourself to writing every day, set a timer, and write for that amount of time like you mean it.
Even if it’s one little word.
Good luck, humans.
Female rules. And rocks.
Especially from a perspective of someone who has trouble choking out even a 100 of coherent words most of the days.
Maybe she also has some kind of advise left lying around on how to still write fun and humour/joy while dealing with depression and anxiety issues?
I’m in awe of your Word Count!! Don’t forget to take time for yourself and rest.
Rebecca Heaton Myers
You continue to amaze and awe me with you talent! And once again I thank you for sharing it with me/us.