Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wednesday Update

So I realize that off on the right hand margin I have a little "Blog Schedule" with themes and days of the week. And then I proceed to totally ignore it. Once classes are done I plan on getting back onto my schedule.

I updated my avatar. I think that it looks more writer-ish since I have a pencil, paper and my laptop. Although I was working on Stats at the time. Details. It's funny because the photo for my Facebook avatar, which changes pretty much monthly, was taken at the same time. Details. It will change soonish anyways.

Prophecy's Promise is going pretty well. I'm sending out weekly revisions to my beta readers. I have these little micro-chapters and five equal one normal chapter so I have been sending out five chapters each week. I think there will end up being around 16 of these sets, but I have the first 9 sets in some form of draft (some rougher than others) and the last 4 sets outlined. The middle three need to be mapped out. I have only vague ideas for them. Mid June will get me through the first 9 sets if I send them out weekly. Currently that is my goal. I will also try to keep working on the middle part, but for now that is just floating around in my head. If I go the third person route I think that the added words for them will make this middle part be pretty short so I have to figure that part out first. Still a bit undecided.

Thanks to everyone who gave me advice about the point of view dilemma. I am still a bit undecided as to how it will end up, but I have decided to go ahead and finish filling out these next few sets. Changing from first to third will help the third be much closer so I'm not too worried about that. I am going to rewrite a couple sections in third and see which people like better. My beta readers are a bit divided on the issue, but one is adamant about keeping it in first. She loves the voice. So that's why I don't know.

11 tidbits:

PJ Hoover said...

I like the pic! And it's okay to go off schedule. As long as you have fun!

lynn said...

Great idea to try it both ways and see which one you like best. It can be a tough decision if both first and third work for the story!

Good luck with staying on schedule--I haven't figured out how to yet :) How long is a micro-chapter?

Charles Gramlich said...

You look very different in this picture.

Lauren said...

@PJ- Thanks :)

@lynn- I always make goals and then forget them, but I love goals...lol. My micro chapters tend to be between 600 and 1200 words.

@charles- Yeah, the other pic was a bit old and I was kind of shaded. This is a better representation of me :)

strugglingwriter said...

Sounds like you are being pretty productive to me. You've written things and have sent things out. Good work.

I like the pics too!

Paul

Poetikat said...

I admire your work ethic and your determination. You seem to be very consistent in your progress. I'm not good with schedules, myself. You're miles ahead of me.

I like the new picture too. You look very writerly and casual at the same time.

Kat

T and S said...

Your new avatar is cool

Lauren said...

@paul- I try to be productive. Sometimes it is easier than others :)

@kat- I'm actually not very persistent. I set goals, but I need better follow through. Hopefully I will be better this time!

@t and s- Thanks :)

Robyn said...

The pic is great! Can we go swimming? I get off schedule almost every day! *GROAN*

Shelli said...

love the new pic. I liek it in first. what does your gut say?

Leigh Russell said...

There's nothing like having a schedule to ignore! I'm always writing 'to do' lists, hardly ever do anything else...

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