Goals for May: Anthology “The Keystone Anthologies: Tales From The Back Burner” will hit smashwords by May 8th (another of those illusive dates that you will have to wait for Maraude’s third book to find out) It may not be as big as I had originally hoped but the full shorts stand by themselves already, I was just going to make them longer. Charisma should have a rough started and Astro will be back in a second mechanical.
DATE TITLE WORDCOUNT TOTAL
5/1 Dog and His Girl (anth) 1465 158347
5/2 Dog and His Girl (anth) 1154 159501
5/3 Komersada’s Lab (anth) edit 2155 161656
5/4 Astronomical Ch 1 (anth) 1238 162894
5/5 Astronomical Ch 1 (anth) 994 163888
5/6 BackBurner proof/format 915 164803
5/7 BackBurner format 1377 166180
Tales From The Back Burner – The Keystone Anthologies approved for sale on Smashwords. See the right side bar. I made the decision to donate all proceeds (which until it gets approved for Amazon and B&N is the full 99¢) to Project AK-47. I will be making a page to track my progress to that regard later.
5/8 Astronomical 773 166953
5/9 Astronomical 825 167778
5/10 Astronomical 1065 168843
5/11 Astronomical 1589 170432
5/12 Astronomical 1233 171665
5/13 Astronomical 830 172495
5/14 New Project (later Maraude) 1717 174212
5/15 New Project 125 174337
5/16 Astronomical 1140 175477
5/17 Astronomical 3591 179068
5/18 Side Project (iffy) 769 179837
5/19 Astronomical 3057 182894
5/20 Astronomical 1001 183895
5/21 Astronomical 1042 184937
5/22 Astronomical 722 185659
5/23 Astronomical 2244 187903
5/24 Astronomical 3244 191147
5/25 Astronomical 1447 192594
5/26 Astronomical 4359 196953
5/27 Astronomical 1840 198793
5/28 Astronomical 1359 200152
5/29 Astronomical 5494 205646
5/30 Astronomical 1632 207278
5/31 Astronomical 3763 211041
It felt nice seeing that number hit 200K! If I haven’t done anything else this year, I can honestly say I have broken a record for myself. I have been informed that my work schedule will be coming back up on my day job. And the guys from False Hope are wanting to begin practice again with the hope of beginning a live schedule. So it ill be a real struggle to keep up this pace. Though if I hadn’t slacked for two months I would have made my first set of goals. Let’s see if I can hit a quarter of a million words by the end of June!
That’s not the only goal. Back Burner has finally been reviewed for the inclusion to the Premium Catalog on Smashwords. This will put it on the Amazon and B&N websites, as well as several other distro channels like the iBook Store. So I will be shipping it to an editor for a final go then reformat it to their specs that they disallowed for. Mostly some heading formats and a couple of images were too wide for epub margins. Simple fixes, but the editor is the primary push.
Another goal, if possible is a small, simple laptop (netbook possibly) for typing while on lulls on the job, or taking with me on out of town jobs. After next month, Astro will hit the Smashwords shelf. I will be shipping it as soon as possible to an editor, but the first ebooks may not be fully edited other than a quick pass and spell checker by me while I format for Smashwords.
The reason the word count numbers are so high on this pass is there are several changes. Mostly dictated by critique partners, but some issues are being “feathered” to be a little less controversial. It will still have to deal with the Stockholm Syndrome romance between André Chavez and Catherine Montoya, being André is 13 and Montoya is 8, but they have been thrown together by circumstance and fall into a puppy love and friendship that is only separated… well, I’ll let you read about it in July! 😉