Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Pierwalker Log: April 4, 2018

Writing start: 9:37 A.M.
Finish: 2:30 P.M.
Total new words (est.): 1100
Edited (est.): 7300


1. Failure: Read-through

2. Book Three Melody: Read-through

3. Watson: Read-through

4. Slum: Off

5. T-Bag: Primary edit number three of chapter one!

6. Love Story: 400 new words
Notes: Backstory.

7. Rumpel: 400 new words
Notes: Section break. Difficult time keeping to the point of the chapter.

8. Ant story: 300 new words
Notes: It's going to be slow-going for a while until I get a much firmer hold on not just point of view, but tone, pace, and some more of the finer details of the ants' lives.

Extra notes: Reddit is paying off. This blog is averaging between 35 and 50 pageviews a day when I post there. Sometimes it's higher; sometimes it's much higher. I've been posting to LinkedIn too, but mostly to piss off my high-school classmates, who, I'm certain, would much rather I'd just shut up. To that end a few of them have disconnected from me and have, I have no doubt, blocked me.

Work is good. I've slowed down considerably from last year's spasm of production. I don't need to push that hard. I just don't.

I'm re-linking my published works, on the right sidebar, to my Payhip account. I'm going to reward folks who actually click on them. I'm going to take away a little of the overwhelming corporate influence retailers have on my publishing life, enough, perhaps, to one day make this blog, not their sites, the hub to visit if readers want to keep up with my work. That sounds like an ambitious goal, and it is. It's also possible that it's too big. I'm not all that concerned. As long as I'm treated as a third-class citizen, as both Smashwords and Amazon treat me, I'm not going to concern myself with playing by their rules.