An Update

Howdy, y’all.  I know.  I’m terrible.  I’m here, then I’m not here, then I’m promising I’ll be better at posting, and then I’m lying on my couch in an over-the-counter drug-induced haze. And worst of all, I’m falling behind in my NaNoWriMo numbers.

Illness has stricken, rendering me little more than useless and about 3000 words in debt, although I’m feeling better today and will probably try to hammer out a few thousand by bedtime.  Then comes a very busy long weekend with family, an interview next week, and…oh man, I’m just not going to win this month, am I?

I think that’s okay.  I have August to try again, and I have made some significant progress on SZ-K, which I’m very happy with.   I’m a little afraid it’s going to turn into a long, never-ending monster, and that I might have to split it up, but I don’t want to.  That just makes the most awkward trilogy ever.  But as I told myself last time, and many, many times since, I’m just going to write the damn story, and figure it out later.

On a slightly different note, my KDP Select enrollment finally expired on TLDTC, so if you look on the sidebar, you’ll see a third purchase option.  If you’ve got something other than a Kindle, you can now download a (newly formatted) copy in a whole host of other digital formats.  Business has been quite brisk (3 books in 24 hours is better than I’ve ever done on Amazon, especially since I’ve done no extra promotion) and I’m very pleased with Smashwords in general.  I’d absolutely recommend them to all you aspiring self-pubbers out there.  Just weigh the benefits of KDP Select carefully for your own needs.  I’ll probably write a post on it when I get a little more data.

So anyway, that’s my latest check-in.  Fascinating, wasn’t it?  I’ll have a more substantial report of my abject failure early next week, I’m sure.  Until then, I remain your most humble, obedient, and sniffly servant, etc. etc.


3 thoughts on “An Update

  1. Aww, Jen, I’m sorry you’re sick! I hope you get better soon, and that you do manage to finish the challenge. It’s definitely grueling. I’ve had days where I thought I could get away with not writing or only writing a little, and then the next day it’s like, “Oh, to get back on track you owe 3,200 words lol!” And then I cry a little bit while I type. So yeah. I understand.

    Good luck and things! 😀

    • Thanks! I hope to catch up next week, but I’m afraid that traveling and stuff is just going to knock me out of the running. I’m thinking of it more like a tool to help a work-in-progress than a challenge in and of itself (this time around at least), which is helping me feel a little less guilty for slacking off.

      Hope you’re still going strong!

      • Yeah, that’s kind of the way I’m thinking of it too, only I’m actually determined to finish because I have yet to finish any piece of writing longer than twenty pages. Also I want 50% off of Scrivener, haha. But not feeling guilty is definitely good, especially since it’s supposed to be fun. 🙂

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