Weekly word count: 5200 words
I'm nervously counting down until my proofreads arrive back and I can actual post Revelations on Amazon.
But I'm also pleased with how Metamorphosis is coming along. I've ripped apart the plot and put it back together again with a better plot line and character arcs. I do this fairly often when writing my "first" draft. I find it takes me four or five times through the material before I have a draft I feel is worth sharing.
The constant rewriting is why I don't do elaborate plotting right from the beginning. I have my outline and my photo album full of cue cards so that I can make notes. But I know I'll end up ripping most of it apart anyway. So I do a careful and detailed outline for the first ten chapters and let the rest stay nebulous and vague.
I'm also looking at starting up a Twitter account. I know it's a great connection tool but I've been wracking my brain about what I could possibly tweet since I don't tend to venture too far from the office and home on a regular basis. But it occurred to me that there is one area where I venture out: the books I read. So maybe that's an option. I have my Goodreads account but posting a review of every book I read would be time consuming. This way I could do a one sentence review, which might be easier.