Writing and Goals: An even minier update?

Well, I thought things would get back to normal after my son got over Influenza A, but nothing is ever that easy, is it?

Poor kid had one good day last week, then came down with the stomach flu. 😦

Fortunately, he’s come out on the other side a little tired, but functional. Ready for life to be normal again. And so am I!

It was not at all a normal week for anyone in our house, and sickness wasn’t the only reason, but I digress. And because of the abnormalities, I didn’t get any new writing done for the second week in a row.

BUT…

I did get my revision of FROM STARS, COME DRAGONS done and turned into my content editor last night. ON SCHEDULE!

Now that I’m waiting for new feedback, I can start writing again. Our lives are still a bit uprooted and we’re trying to find new footing, but I’m shooting for the moon with my goal this week to try to get myself back on track!

My word count goal this week (always available in the What’s the buzz? widget in the sidebar) is 8K words.

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And writing isn’t the only goal I have this week. I would also like to read more. And not just books. I’d really like to read more blogs. I follow so many now and I haven’t had the time to read any. And, to be honest, reading them kind of intimidates me. I can’t tell you why. I know it’s weird, but it’s true.

So, this week, I’m going to set another goal. I’m going to try to read one blog post everyday. And when I finish reading one, I’ll tweet about it! Keep me honest 😉

What are your goals this week?

2018 is off to a great start!

Last week was a great start to the new year. I had set a goal of writing 5000 words on the first draft of my WIP, From the Vast, which I’d planned on finishing before starting on the sequel to From Stars, Come Dragons, but I put it aside when the sequel consumed my brain.

I wrote almost everyday last week and as of last night my total word count was 8,414 words!

For those of you who don’t know, a typical young adult fantasy novel will clock in around 70K – 100K words. Since this is the rough draft, which I treat more as a detailed outline, though it will read like a book with dialogue and structure, I will come in well under that 70K this time around. I expect I’ll hit around 40K – 50K on this rough draft and have to add scenes to fix plot holes and descriptions later. I could be way off, of course, but this is based on my past experience.

This week, I’ve set the same 5K word goal. You can see this in the What’s the Buzz? widget on the right side bar of the website –>

Another great thing to come out of last week and starting to write a sequel, was naming the series! And here it is!

From Stars, Come Dragons and its sequels will be part of THE SEVEN STARS series. YIPPEE!! /me goes a little nuts and likes it!

The last few weeks of 2017 were amazing, and the first week of 2018 was just as great!

How was your first week of 2018? Any big plans this year? Resolutions? Share in the comments! And have a great year!

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Release date for my debut novel, From Stars, Come Dragons is TBD. I will update the Books page with a link when it is available for purchase!

From Stars, Come Dragons – Coming Soon

I can’t breathe! It’s too much xD Here’s the link to the From Stars, Come Dragons book page! Cover is in the works

http://fyreandbrimstonepublishing.com/coming-soon

Announcement

I’m proud to announce I am officially signed with Fyre and Brimstone Publishing! Fyre and Brimstone Publishing Keep an eye out, here and on their website for more information 🙂 Thanks to all of you for your support. And especially to the greatest and most loving husband in all the world for his undying support. Trevor Swaim
http://fyreandbrimstonepublishing.com/