Liliy is an Author #5

And another week has come and gone~ And I’ve got a bit of progress! I’ve also decided to start listing my goals once in a while to see if I meet them. This is the fun part about blogging, I think. Tallying progress! :D

NaNoWriMo/Nonnative Ice

It’s done. I won (just barely passing 50,000) and we shall now forget about it. :D

Children of Hephaestus

Editing should go much more quickly now that NaNoWriMo is out of the way. I’ve currently completed five chapters with hand editing, and wrote two new scenes to help establish some characters earlier in the story.

Goals:

  • Have the draft edited and back to my editor by January 1st.
  • Figure out what I’m doing for the cover (Going back to scratch and design it again or hire someone–I can’t make up my mind.)
  • Release final novel in late spring (April/May 2012)

Children of Hephaestus 2: Jupiter

Moving along smoothly with the sequel as well. I think I’m at about 15,000 words give or take. My current goal is to get the bulk of it written, so I can finally work in the ten or so disconnected scenes that don’t currently have a snug little home in the manuscript.

Goals:

  • Have first draft finished by the time Children of Hephaestus is released.

The Candlemaker’s Merman

This is coming along nicely, too. It’s a much lighter story than most of my other works, and has a much more friendship/fantasy basis. And it’s funny. I should add that in. I forgot how much fun it was to write humorous situations.

The end goal for this is a series of connected novellas. The first book is currently a little over 9,000 words and I can see it ending happily at around 30k to 40k.

You might still have to wait a bit to see it though, as I want at least three books to be finished (but not necessarily edited) before I start to release them. This is one time where having a buffer would do me some good. *thumbs up*

Goals:

  • Finish the first book by February and start on the second.
  • Finish three books by the end of 2012.
  • Have at least the first book published by the end of 2012.

Author Blog

R.L. Stine’s Twitter¬†When I was younger, I was addicted to Goosebumps (like every other kid my age). I ate these books up. Recently, someone pointed me to R.L. Stine’s Twitter feed and the rest was history. The man’s hilarious and definitely worth the follow.

Yeah, this isn’t really writing advice–but it’s fun and author related. Plus, if this isn’t proof that the books you loved as a kid stick with you, I don’t know what is.