Ellen Million (ellenmillion) wrote,
Ellen Million

Thursday Update

When I went to take Guppy to school this morning, I discovered that I'd left a dome light on in the car. Dead, dead battery.

So Jake came home and I ferried Guppy to school in the truck and we cleaned and charged the battery and the car once more worked, but my morning was basically gone for productive work.

Ah, well!

Yesterday was better; I went to the tea shop and whomped out 1600 words... and got to the end of the not-a-book! It still needs half an epilogue and I went back and found a place where I could shoehorn in another two scenes because it's a little shorter (at 24k) than I was aiming for, but draft zero is done! I have extra children today or I'd plan on finishing the rough and getting it out for beta reading.

I also mocked up the cover, and I think it's a pretty good one.

I probably won't publish until early next year, because the schedule is really crowded, but I'm going to try to crank out the next one (which I'm super excited to write!) during NaNoWriMo, and maybe even another one in December/January, then release them all in fairly quick succession to see if that's a successful marketing move.

I'm also nearly done with another coloring book, did I mention? I'll start sharing some teasers next week once files are off to the printers.

In other news, I still have a cold. How can one head produce so much snot??

I am flailing on Inktober - I am on 8, I think. But there is a lot of month left!

Originally posted at Dreamwidth: https://ellenmillion.dreamwidth.org/1618303.html
Tags: #inktober, life, writing

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