I can’t believe this is the last weekend of July. Where did this summer go? I know everyone says that, but summer in Chicago didn’t start until mid-month, when temperatures finally hit above 75 degrees.
I have been writing like a fiend. I am at 55,000 words on my WIP. Whenever I outline my books, I think my plot is rock solid…until I start writing. It’s the most frustrating part of this process. My plot usually falls apart by the second half. But that’s what revision is for. I always tell myself nobody gets it right on the first try. No first draft is publishable. I am merely generating the clay which will then get molded into a novel.
I hit 50k on Wednesday, exactly one month from when I started writing this book. My own private NaNoWriMo. I’ve done NaNo thrice and failed every single time. But now I know that I can do it! (And in less than 30 days since I don’t write on weekends, usually.)
I have decided to publish Out in the Open as a paperback. I’ve had requests from readers about physical copies, and it was surprisingly easy to do on Createspace. Also, looking at my bookcase, it would be nice to have a physical edition of my book. Something to hold in my hands. I can flip through the pages of my very own book and know that I wrote this.
The paperback should populate on Amazon in the next few days. I don’t have any plans to publish Behind Closed Doors as a paperback for the time being, since it’s not a full-length novel.
I’m off to dip my toes in Lake Michigan this weekend. How are you enjoying your summer?