Starting this project, Twelve Weeks to a Trilogy by Chris Fox. The first day was great, yet I found that I was developing a cold. And it hit hard today. I am still writing, yet it was a bit anemic. I will be writing more but wanted to write this and keep people up to date. Today I don’t think I’ll be close to making the 5k, or even more than 2k. Which is fine. If I can get at least 3-4 thousand words a day on average, I should be sitting pretty.
Though I know already I am doing things differently than Chris. I write differently. I pants most of my stuff. I have done a quasi-plotting thing, and I will get more of that down as the draft emerges. This is my Draft Zero. The draft that no one sees, no editor, reader or friend. Only I get to read this drivel. Then, I go at it hammer and tongs as best I can and get it into better shape. So that is can be torn asunder by the people who help by editing and reading it.
The Draft Zero, which I know I have talked about before, is something I read that Terry Pratchett always used. His idea was that anything that he wrote that got to about eighty pages was good. Doesn;t have all the scenes, not all the descriptions, but enough to get the basic ideas out. Then, you can start to tweak, delete, expand and etc.
My biggest problem right now is the title for the first book. Currently, it is called Mars’ Flight. And that just doesn’t work for me. This is a grand space opera trilogy I am working on. And the second title I already have, which I do like is called Tears of the Empress. This Empress is a major antagonist for the trilogy.
And as I write that out, another title comes to mind for the first book. Blood for the Empress. Going to let that ruminate and chew on it in the back of my head. Might work, might not…
Back to the writing, will come back and give a new word count which I will post here and on Facebook…
Word count of the day…9000!