Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Design


I had to sit through the most annoying meeting today. To make things worse, the meeting is continued tomorrow. I had a good day otherwise. The cover design for The Scribbled Victims is going to begin sooner than I thought. I also talked to my web designer for a website redesign. I’m excited for both things. I also found out that Amazon will permit me to post opening chapters on my website in order to attract readers. They actually encourage it. I still haven’t settled on a price. I forgot to mention that The Scribbled Victims passed 75,000 words yesterday.

Hyunji Kim

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

23


I couldn’t sleep so I arrived at the office at 2 a.m. I was planning on working on SIS work, but realized that the spreadsheet I was given wasn’t updated so I couldn’t work on it. I worked on The Scribbled Victims instead. I wrote well. I’m only 23 words short of my 10,000 new word quota for the month. I’m sure I can write 23 new words tomorrow. I’m still struggling with what to do about publication and pricing for the book. But I’ve been talking to a lot of friends about it and it’s helping me make decisions.

Craig Hawkins

Monday, August 29, 2016

Publishing


I’m conflicted. I’m thinking of abandoning my original plan of using The Scribbled Victims to get a literary agent, which would hopefully lead to a publishing deal. That could take years. The royalty percentage would be small. And I’m reading that I might have to do the majority of the marketing effort. Why take such a small royalty if I have to do the marketing? If I publish myself, people could be reading it this year. I’m thinking of putting out an ebook only and seeing what sales are like. If they’re good, maybe then I’ll look for a publisher.

Allesandro Sicioldr

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Entrance


I wrote well today. I accomplished a lot. Mirela has made her entrance. I’m hoping when all unfolds readers will be conflicted about her, and not have her easily dismissed or categorized. I’m about 600 words shy of hitting my 10,000 new word quota for the month, but I still have three days. Next month, the book will be done. So weird. I went to the office today for a couple of hours. I came across something that should have upset me more than it did. I must be numb. Maybe the meds. Listening to rain for hours on Spotify. 

Joshua Suda

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Pinwheel


I was in and out of sleep from about one in the morning until I finally got out of bed at six a.m. I went to Starbucks to write. After a couple of hours, I went to Mule Studios to get a tattoo from Jen Davis. It is of a painting Lupe Flores painted for me of a girl with a pinwheel. I’ll have to have one more appointment to finish it. I tried writing again, but struggled, and lay in bed thinking for three hours about how to write my way out of this chapter. I just finished it.

Almost done!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Lie


This is a shameful post. Yesterday I asked Elo if we could be together on Facebook. She said yes. I realize now I asked that because the girl I’ve been so hung up on for the past couple of years is in a relationship now. Me changing my relationship status hurt people I’ve recently dated. I told them my therapist just wants me to date and not commit to anyone quickly. Maybe I shouldn’t be doing that. It doesn’t come natural to me and I’m hurting people. It all looks like a lie because I’m in this online relationship now.

Matteo Pugliese