Limited Time! Save 35% on the new 3rd edition of my 30 Day Marketing Boot Camp for Freelance Writers now through Cyber Monday. Lowest price of the season. Use discount code BLACKFRIDAY on the order page. Get yours today.
I finished all of this week's planned client work early today as expected, meaning I'm officially on a long weekend at the moment. I decided not to waste it, but to get started on two business-oriented projects - one being to start drafting Three Weeks.
I'm thrilled to say that I did get started today (not a huge amount to be proud of, but getting started is half the battle with me).
I set up the manuscript - took care of basic formatting, put the cover page together, and took care of all of the chapter breaks and titles. Again, not a big deal, but I figure having it all laid out like that will make my life easier. Because Three Weeks involves an intro, and ending, and 15 "short stories" throughout the middle, this way I can just browse to whichever scenerio I'm in the mood to write about and take it from there.
On top of the formatting, I started working on the intro. I finished just the first page, and I'll probably make changes tomorrow when I re-think it, but it was progress, which is better than doing nothing or taking a nap (although those are good too). Tonight was about trying to setup the attitude / personality of the main character and having the intro jump right into things.
If you've read any of my blogs (including this one), you know that I like to drag things out. So fiction is a chore for me (but also quite fun because it takes me a bit out of my element).
Something else I'm doing with this project is re-evaluating my main character's career choice. I have some ideas, but I need to run them by a few folks (I'd like to do something that's actually going to play into a promotional tactic for the book, but it may bring the character a bit too close to home - and there are already a lot of "me" details in this particular character). We'll see.
Jenn has over 15 years experience writing for others, over 11 years experience in blogging, and 9 years experience in indie e-book publishing.
Subscribe to the All Indie Writers newsletter to get personal updates from Jenn in your inbox.
Latest posts by Jennifer Mattern (see all)
- 30 Day Marketing Boot Camp 3rd Edition Released, Save 35% Through Cyber Monday - November 23, 2015
- How to Boost Your Writing Income Before the End of the Year - November 13, 2015
- What’s Your NaNoWriMo Plan? - November 2, 2015
- Productive Writing During NaNoWriMo (Infographic) - October 23, 2015
- Updates on the All Indie Writers Podcast - October 22, 2015