Draft/ editing version: 1st Draft
Biggest Encouragements: Getting my package sent off to OakTara!
Author: Kristen Stieffel
WIP: Alara’s Call
Target Word count: 99,000
Current Word count: 98,913
Finish date: April 19
Draft/editing version: FINAL
Toughest challenge you’ve faced this month: I took over the production of our church newsletter. Scheduling that around writing and my coaching work was difficult, mainly because this was my first month working on the newsletter.
Biggest Encouragements: I turned in the ms to my publisher! 🙂
Suggested links: http://mapsforbooks.com/
— Mary E. Hall, author of Amberly, (newauthors.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/interview-mary-elizabeth-hall-author-of-amberly/) is also an artist. She did the map for her own book and is now working on maps for others as well, including mine and Will’s. She is great to work with.
Biggest Encouragements: Despite everything, I made some progress!
Title: Secrets of the Dragon Seal
Condition: Draft #… um, more than I care to count
Current Word Count: 3,000
Projected Total: same
Projected Finish: misplaced
Biggest discouragement: Chaos has taken up entrenched residence here as we prepare for a month-long trip, which includes my Writers Conference. We leave tomorrow morning (note: I’m writing this Friday and will schedule it so by the time you read this I’ll probably have left). You’d think I’d get lots of typing on the road, but seriously, between the kid cartoons next to my ears, endless requests for my help/attention (yes, ‘requests’ probably isn’t the right word, but anyone who’s ridden in a car with five kids under 10 knows what I mean) and my own car sickness… well, hope springeth eternally, right?
Biggest encouragement: Deadlines.
I have 10 pages of the new opening pieced together. I’m supposed to have 15 to submit for slaughter… er… review the first day of the Conference.
Draft/ editing version: Fifth Draft revision
Biggest Encouragements: Cut my novelette, Cornhusker: Demon Gene from 8k to 4700 words in prep of it’s publication in Monsters! Anthology and self pubbing as ebook. Learning to say no and lighten my workload and accepting God’s plan, however slow it may seem.
Suggested links: adventuresinscifipublishing.com has been and will be publishing podcast interviews I did.