Rewriting Lust #13: The Crime and Victim’s Secret
Hope you are all doing Terrific!
Lets get into it shall we?
Word Count: Yeah, buddy, you thought I was going to take another day off since I’m really far ahead of my weekly word count? I didn’t. I wrote 500 words today and guess what? I did a whole chapter. Now for those of you just starting to read this. My word count goals changed as of August 3rd to 500 words a day minimum. My chapter word count minimum (unless it feels right to be less) is 1750 words. My total word count a week is thus 3,500 words and the whole novel should be around 70,000 words the minimum for mystery novels according to Hallie Ephron. Sunday starts my week so for week 1 my word count stood at 7,825, more than double of what I should have. My word count today was 1,751 instead of the 500. That basically puts me another two days ahead of schedule!
Writing Prompt/Excercise: Today exercise is creating the crime of my novel. Now I already have one, but today I’m going to work on refining it. First there needs to be a crime scenario and secondly the victim’s secrets. This means coming up with a thumbnail sketch (written) of your victim. Include physiology, sociology, and psychological traits. What are they hiding? that made them a victim?
Marketing: Well I earned my first penny on Rage-On for a shirt that I super-liked. Looks like my Patreon viewers prefer art related post from my research. My blog here is doing well, so long as I post content that matters, like Rewriting Lust. I seem to be getting more viewers on my Rage On than my Teepublic, so hopefully that translate into sales. I’m trying to become more involved in the Deviantart, GooglePlus, and Patreon communities. Which leads me to…
I think it’s time to come up with a concrete schedule.The purpose of the blog is to show how I”m improving with writing and drawing. I don’t think I’m hitting certain goals, but I hate schedules…blah.
So, going into Monday, here are some tasks I need to take care off.
-write 500 words for Lust
-Publish Rewriting Lust 14
-Patreon: I need to post the rough drafts and second drafts.
-Rewrite premise for Return of the Avatar, Genesis(Angel Protocols 1), Blood by Blood (The Pack 1), and Knights of the Rings.
-finish up appearance, status and ambition, and background decsiions worksheets
-digital sketch of the day (fanart)
-digital sketch activity (perspective)
-digital sketch translating (I think I’m going to do a Proton/Antman piece)
-start fleshing out Favor of Ares: Scarlet Knights Poster 1
-Make a Favor of Ares typography poster
-Promote Favor of Ares Main Logo shirts
-Review 2 stories form Google Plus Communities
Hmm… definetly not going to be able to do all that tomorrow, so maybe some of those will be weekly goals? We’ll see, I won’t be able to do a schedule like that once school starts back up. Maybe one writing, art, and marketing goal a day? Let me know what you think!
At least I have a starting point!
Until next time remember to Be Terrific!
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