We’ve just passed the halfway mark for NaNoWriMo, and I’m still under 20K words! Here’s my graph:
If you look at it closely, you can see I’ve only been writing six days in total. Considering I started with 3K words on paper already, it means I did over 2.5K words per day on average. Not bad, if I may say so myself!
The problem is to find the time to sit down and write. Well, sitting down isn’t actually the problem. It’s finding the time to write on my novel. I have so many other things I want to do! I’ve been watching a lot of videos/webinars on how to up the sales of my books. October, the promo month for vampire novels, is over, but I still want my sales to continue. For this, I need to advertise. And this costs time to get into and set up.
Folla Fiction Publishing
Another time-eater has been my step into the publishing world. I’ve set up Folla Fiction Publishing, offering formatting, copyediting/proofreading, and publishing services to authors. Check out the website! The setting up of the website and the pricing of the services took quite some research, hence my limited time writing for NaNoWriMo. I’m hoping the services provided will help indie authors getting their foot into the market, and I’m hoping to use the revenue earned with it for advancing my own writing. A win-win situation, really 🙂 .
JD Book Magazine with a Bite
As you may have noticed, I’ve put my magazine on hold. I so wanted to send out at least one this month, but it doesn’t look I will have the time for this. Every magazine takes me two days to put together, and this is time I currently just don’t have. Sorry, guys. I hope to make it up to you in December.
What to Watch?
My ‘What to Watch’ feature has also been suffering. No, I didn’t stop watching TV. I still have a husband who likes to spend time with me on the couch after dinner. We’ve been watching Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan TV series, something my husband picked, but I can’t say I’m such a fan of it. I feel that John Krasinski, playing Jack Ryan, looks too comical for the role, for one. Anyway, I hope to pick up this feature again in December with some more fantasy movies to review.
You also may have noticed I’m not posting any short stories anymore. Yes, I’ve still been writing them, but I just don’t have the time to post them! I’m hoping to put all my stories of this year into a bundle again, so watch this space!
I better switch off my social media and get writing. Just in case you’re wondering what I’m writing, it’s a fantasy story with vampires (of course), werewolves, witches, sirens, and zombies. It’s about Ashley Locklear, a seventeen-year-old girl living in Deadman Town, Alaska, who, after she dies and is revived, doesn’t recognize one man living in her town. She has to find out who he really is and why he’s there before they ship her off to a mental institute. All of this while she finds out her town is no ordinary town…
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Till next time,