Welcome to the very first Weekly Summary Report of Sleepless Flame 2.0. Things…are happening. As far as I can tell. My body is currently recovering from the shock of organized scheduling, and I may have taken on too much too soon. What else is new?
In addition to the writing shenanigans, I am attempting another workout regiment while hoping not to feel like death the day after. So far it’s not going well. I took two days off so that I won’t feel like an open can of Surströmming that’s been left out in the sun for a month when I go to HEMA practice over the weekend.
It also didn’t help that I started after I came back from a rigorous day trip to a Grendel concert. While loads of fun, I found myself unable to muster the energy to move until the last songs. >:
But I got a shirt though. ^^
Despite my aging body, I have chapter 1 in First Draft mode. Which is a nice accomplishment. One of these days I might even learn to take what I can get and celebrate the little things. The finer details at the end scenes need a few more passes, but I am okay to release it to Betas at this point.
She’s a small one, and I may compact it with Chapter two in the long run, BUT WE CAN’T STOP HERE.
I also did a lot of work fleshing out some scenes in the overall story, and added about another 1500 words. A lot of delightful and emotional scenes that I want to work on instead of the chronological Hell I have subjected myself to, BUT WHAT CAN YOU DO?
The initial half of the book I expect to go relatively smoothly. I have about 16 chapters plotted out, but that will most likely change as I flesh things further. Each are slated to be finished in two week blocks with the entire work optimistically headed for First Draft completion somewhere around Mid November. But I will know better once I get to the actual final conflict, however.
HOW BOUT SOME FREE SHIT?
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That’s about all I have for this update, hopefully next week I will have built a minute amount of endurance to put myself into a better shape. Remember kids, an Octagon is just a buff circle.
Until Next Time!