Monday, April 30, 2018

Pierwalker Log: April 30, 2018

Writing start: 10:24 A.M.
Finish: 3:00 P.M.
Total new words (est.): 1300
Edited (est.): 7800


1. Failure: Special read-through (Ch.8)

2. Book Three Melody: 400 new words
Notes: It looks like this will be a 7K chapter.

3. Watson: 400 new words
Notes: Slow-going.

4. Love Story: Read-through
Notes: Hopefully I'll have a couple hundred new words to add tomorrow.

5. Rumpel: Primary edit number four.
Notes: Looks like I'll be posting this new chapter Wednesday!

6. Ant story: 500 new words
Notes: A little less constipated. I might be able to finish this chapter next month! (Says sarcastically.)

7. Dread Pirate Roberts (2): Off

8. Book edit of The Candle: Off till Thursday

Extra notes: I had a rough day yesterday--my day off. I may take a day off this week to make up for it. We'll see.

The more I learn about the publishing industry, the more of a giant, oppressive scam it reveals itself to be.

I've been such a fool giving my work away. I listened to industry "insiders" like Mark Coker and others, and now I feel I've shortchanged myself, perhaps permanently. One thing I've learned with no doubts whatsoever: free is very expensive.

It hasn't been from lack of research on my part, or curiosity. It's just that I ended up trusting these "insiders" and now I'm paying for it.

It would be helpful to find people who aren't out for their own self-interest. That may not be possible in publishing. This is a vile industry, folks. Make no mistake about it.