Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum.

- Graycie Harmon

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Productivity Report

Turns out I did haul butt yesterday. I waged war on 150 pages, and did some major rearranging so the timeline was correct. In the rearranging, I lost one chapter, so now I have 38 chapters... or was it 37? I can't remember. It was one less than I had before at any rate. If I work at the same pace today, I'll be done before the day is out. Considering I started late yesterday, that's quite an achievement.

I'm feeling pretty good, but that might be blown wide apart when any willing Beta Reader tears the thing to shreds.

In other, non-writing related news, I had a dream about my library. Not the one I have now, but the one I will someday own. It was beautiful! Floor to ceiling bookshelves filled with books, a desk for me to open letters and to write. An enormous fireplace. There was a bay window... so pretty.... Sigh. One day, library. One day I shall build you.

Right, enough day-dreaming! I must get started on this editing thing! Have a great Tuesday everyone.


Plind said...

Dear S.M. Carriere,
First I would like to say that your blog is enjoyable and interesting. Secondly I would like to ask you, as someone who as written not one, not two but 6 books, what advice you would have for someone still working on his first? Thank you and best of luck in your quest to become published!

S.M. Carrière said...

Thank-you, Plind, for your kind words.

What a great question! I think I'll use it as the subject of today's post, rather than writing reams of stuff here in the comments.

Plind said...

Thanks for the response! It is really helpful! Best of luck in your endeavors

S.M. Carrière said...

I'm glad I could have helped. By the by, I love your photo. A flying side-kick to a T-rex' head is just plain awesome!

Best of luck to you too. Though you won't need it...