As always, I’d like to begin this week’s progress report by thanking all of you awesome people who’ve followed, liked and/or commented on my blog!
Here are this week’s stats:
Words Edited This Week: 15,525
Words Edited So Far: 15,525
Last Chapter of the Third Draft Completed: 5
Chapters To Go (subject to change): 14
Days Until March 31st Goal Date: 23
After a very successful initial launch for Credence, I’m back in the writing saddle. I’ve begun working on the third draft of my next book, using the more traditional self-edit approach for this draft. It’s going well and, as with last time, it’s much easier than a word-for-word rewrite.
One thing I have had to adapt to is doing writer-admin stuff before I sit down to write. The big things I do are posting marketing stuff to social media and send DMCA’s (Credence has only been out a few days and ALREADY, lol). These tasks don’t feel big to me, but I do feel that I could easily forget to do them if I didn’t put them first. So I take a few minutes before I sit down to write and knock them out.
Other than that, my writing habit is still pretty much the same. I write in the mornings before work because after spending 8 hours at the day job behind a computer, I’m ready to be done.
Goals For The Coming Week
Credence has had an amazing post-release week. To my knowledge, it peaked at #103 on the Amazon US Gay Fiction chart. It’s more-than-doubled my original royalty goal for my first big royalty payment. It’s maintained an over 4.5-star rating on both Goodreads and Amazon. And as of yesterday morning, it’s moved 100 units including ebooks, paperbacks, and Kindle Unlimited borrows.
Needless to say, it’s doing great and I am thoroughly in awe. If you’d like purchase Credence – or borrow it with your Kindle Unlimited membership – you can do so HERE.
Note to Self
We’re actually doing the thing. Holy sh*t.