Making of Monday [v.12]

October 20, 2014

Designing a cover before I write the book is my 'thing.' It just makes the novel feel more tangible from the start; and if that's not motivating, hell, I don't know what is. The thing about this trilogy is that I'd like to seek representation for it one day, so this cover—assuming things progress favorably in the traditional publishing realm—will have been designed just for fun. (D'oh!)

Somewhat related:

I wrote the first installment, Opal Sky, during last year's NaNoWriMo. In doing so, I successfully completed the #50K5DAYS challenge and ended up writing about 70K in total—not as great as my 2012 total of 100K+, but it's still nothing to sneeze at. ;-)

Like last year, I have high hopes of knocking out some drafts to mold and chisel in 2015. The plan is to book a hotel room and try to write the first 50,000 words of Amber Dawn in one day (also known as #50kkillmenow and #50k1day), write another 50,000 words in some consecutive five-day period (aka #50K5DAYS), and maybe even slap down a third 50K if I'm feeling good about myself. I don't know which much-neglected project would receive those extra words, but I should probably figure that out soon...

I actually had similar ambitions last year, but I burned out after convincing myself that Opal Sky was the worst thing I had ever written (which is so completely untrue—bad Kat, bad!) and that I'd made a huge mistake. Here's hoping I'll remember how exciting it was to read that reasonably compelling and not too terrible draft eight months later!

1 comment:

  1. Woo! I love seeing book covers! Even before the books are finished - or even started. ;)


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