I started with a novella, you see. I don’t know if I can sustain 2K words a day for NaNoWrimo, but then I don’t have to. Even if I am aiming at 60K words, I’m already 29% of the way there. But it’s good to start as strongly as possible.
Short version: I gotta up the budget for having my books edited. As in, it is a matter of personal honor. Alas, that will absolutely push the publishing schedule for TINSEL RAIN back to the end of December 2022, so if I want to publish it earlier I’m gonna need to track down alternate funding*. That probably means another Kickstarter, in 1Q 2022.
I’m not actually joking, although I am damn well putting my own stuff first. International shipping times are getting worse and worse. If it’s not in a warehouse in the USA now, the odds of a toy or game getting to you in time for Christmas are pretty bad, and they’re not going to get better. Certainly not in three months! Excuse me: two and a half months.
I have to do more read-throughs on the novel, the chapbook, and the RPG supplement, which is largely what I was doing today. I’m sorry to say this is not a week where I can really be creative; it’s a week where I’m trying to pare down wordcount and typo-hunt. I’m starting to see deadlines from here.
My Patreon did not burn down, fall over, then sink into the swamp. After the rest of today, I am counting that as a legitimate win. But I encourage people to join my Patreon anyway. Weekly/monthly fiction and RPG writing, excellent value for a dollar a month. Alternatively, if you don’t want that kind of commitment… buy my books! My illustrated short story “Pickman’s Model: A Romance” is out this week.