My Indie Journey – Month 2, Day 18


Posted On Aug 18 2014 by

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I have a confession. There is no way I’ll get through the self-editing of Camp Dogs in the next two weeks. This leads to me to believe that I have to change my tactics to stay on schedule. Tonight, I went back and read the last scene I wrote for Now I Knew You before drafting the next, editing as I went. Not only does that take care of some simple fixes, like my habit of writing in a passive voice and lack of description, but it gets me back into the story before continuing. I edited my last scene in about thirty minutes. So I just need to add that to my daily regiment. I’ve noticed, too, that as I continue this crazy pace of 1000 to 1500 words a day, my first draft is getting cleaner. Apparently, practice does make better (never perfect).

After a weekend involving horrific brake jobs and a fever that still has me a bit weak, here are today’s stats:

Camp Dogs: Final edit through scene 8. Gotta find a better way! I’ll try my latest scheme to go back and edit the previous scene before writing the next. I’ll need beta-readers for Camp Dogs in a few weeks.

Now I Knew You: 1320 words written. 59,570 total.

Scorpion Summer: Character one-sheets complete! Now onto the long synopsis. Should take about a week.

#AngelWarz: Gina and I are writing a few scenes ahead. She just finished scene 5. Loving this story!

That’s all for tonight! Write big or stay home!

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Last Updated on: August 18th, 2014 at 8:46 pm, by Ron


Written by Ron

Just about everything I believe has been shaped by the written word. But books don't force a belief; they stir the imagination so that you, the reader, eventually draw your own conclusions. We grow richer in spirit when we read, deeper in our understanding of the universe and our role in it. That's why I read. That's why I write. To offer you a bit of myself. Come along on my journey, won't you? There's plenty of room.