21-Day Novel: Day 1
I knew today was going to be a slow start, and - no shock - it was. I've only finished 2000 words so far today. Mondays are my "kids day" - the day my children and I spend hanging out and having fun. Today consisted of: going with the kids to look at my new apartment together; playing with them in the playground down the street from the new apartment; lunch and Supergirl episodes (the twin girls, both 9, especially adore the show); then an afternoon of D&D with them. Yup, raising them right: outdoor play, superheroes, and fantasy roleplay! Then dinner, and I finally got to work around 8pm or so. I hit the keys and got in some words, then rewarded myself by finishing the cover art for the book.
My word count target for today was 3000 words. I've done up a day by day schedule to try to stay on track - because I've got kids, and a full-time job, so some days I am going to have a lot of time - and others I will have next to none at all. Here's the schedule I worked out:
I'd love to hear thoughts on the art. One comment I got on the cover for "Accord of Honor" was that the cover wasn't really as dynamic as it could have been. This one has that in spades. Big ships, shooting, explosions... I think it's one of my better jobs. It's retouched photos and images which have been licensed, but there was a LOT of retouching and merging of art involved, as well as a few unique flairs.
Off to bed now. Tomorrow is going to be a busy day. I've got 7000 words to write, and I haven't done that many words in a single day in quite a while. I'll be busting them out.
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