A self-published author's diary, podcast

The jitters before publication and thinking about the next stories…

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Episode 31

Today, I go back and forth between being “done-done” and “just one more tiny change”. Those are pretty much the jitters before publication as #TheLeftoverBride releases next week… https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBridePodcast

I also discuss my next projects, talking about time management, planning and more.

And I added the bonus episode at the end of the episode: the article I’ve written for the Ulman Foundation entitled: “Because Sometimes You Just Need To Ask About a Dog…” I’ve decided to read this article out loud in case it can help someone. You can find more information about the Ulman Foundation here: https://ulmanfoundation.org/ Also mentioned in this episode: September is also Blood Cancer Awareness Month and if you’d like to find more information about blood cancers or find support: the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has both (https://www.lls.org/)

You can already pre-order #TheLeftoverBride e-book for only $0.99 (special pre-order price) on Amazon, Kobo, B&N, Apple and more: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride

And you can sign up for my readers’ newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website

As always, thank you for subscribing, rating and reviewing!

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Ep. 33 – Why the Chemical Engineer was right and the hardest part about writing & self-publishing #TheLefoverBride A self-published author's diary

Today, I share why the Chemical Engineer was right and how I didn't listen to him but listened to L. Penelope. 🙂 It's related to the formatting of the #TheLeftoverBride title and how to make it more "searchable". I also answer questions from Sam (on Instagram) who asked: what was the hardest part about writing #TheLeftoverBride? I added the hardest part about self-publishing it… I go more into details about: The revision process (cutting and reworking the beginning) Deepening and adjusting the character arc for Ryan Writing steamy scenes, ensuring lots of emotions. Managing expectations… Next week, I'll talk about book translations/marketing, don't hesitate to ask me a question per email or record a question… Grab a copy of #TheLeftoverBride: https://amzn.to/3i3SDXj Visit my website: http://www.elodienowodazkij.com  Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/ — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/support
  1. Ep. 33 – Why the Chemical Engineer was right and the hardest part about writing & self-publishing #TheLefoverBride
  2. #TheLeftoverBride is out in the world! A recap a few days after publication…
  3. Ep. 31 – The jitters before publication and thinking about the next stories…
  4. Because Sometimes You Just Need to Ask About a Dog…(Bonus episode)
  5. Ep. 30 – Writing on the couch… Revising and editing in the chair. And finishing my book!

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A self-published author's diary, podcast

Writing on the couch… Revising and editing in the chair. And finishing my book!

Listen to the full episode now…Choose you favorite platform here or listen on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, StitcherAmazon MusicAudible, OvercastBreaker and more…

Episode 30

Today, I am very very happy about finishing my book. At the time of recording, I was finalizing it before sending it to my copy editor (cue, happy dance and a very giddy Elodie). I also talk about what I’ve learned in this process: I tend to write better on the couch and to revise and edit better sitting at the chair in my office.

Also mentioned in this episode:

  • Because Sometimes You Need To Talk About A Dog (the article I wrote for the Ulman Foundation): https://ulmanfoundation.org/elodies-story/ I’ll be recording a bonus episode over the weekend reading this article.

You can already pre-order #TheLeftoverBride e-book for only $0.99 (special pre-order price) on Amazon, Kobo, B&N, Apple and more: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride

And you can sign up for my readers’ newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website

As always, thank you for subscribing, rating and reviewing!

Follow me on instagram: @aselfpublishedauthorsdiary :-), on my author’s YouTube channel or the podcast’s YouTube channel.

Ep. 33 – Why the Chemical Engineer was right and the hardest part about writing & self-publishing #TheLefoverBride A self-published author's diary

Today, I share why the Chemical Engineer was right and how I didn't listen to him but listened to L. Penelope. 🙂 It's related to the formatting of the #TheLeftoverBride title and how to make it more "searchable". I also answer questions from Sam (on Instagram) who asked: what was the hardest part about writing #TheLeftoverBride? I added the hardest part about self-publishing it… I go more into details about: The revision process (cutting and reworking the beginning) Deepening and adjusting the character arc for Ryan Writing steamy scenes, ensuring lots of emotions. Managing expectations… Next week, I'll talk about book translations/marketing, don't hesitate to ask me a question per email or record a question… Grab a copy of #TheLeftoverBride: https://amzn.to/3i3SDXj Visit my website: http://www.elodienowodazkij.com  Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/ — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/support
  1. Ep. 33 – Why the Chemical Engineer was right and the hardest part about writing & self-publishing #TheLefoverBride
  2. #TheLeftoverBride is out in the world! A recap a few days after publication…
  3. Ep. 31 – The jitters before publication and thinking about the next stories…
  4. Because Sometimes You Just Need to Ask About a Dog…(Bonus episode)
  5. Ep. 30 – Writing on the couch… Revising and editing in the chair. And finishing my book!

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Who’s talking? Or why I need to change one scene’s point-of-view. And how I fall in love with my revised chapters…

Episode 29

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Today, I talk about needing to change one scene’s point-of-view and the process behind that decision (mainly related to which character needs to have a certain realization). I also discuss falling in love with my revised chapters, when I no longer focus on each page, paragraph, sentence, word and re-read the whole chapter on a different device than my computer…

Plus, I share some tidbits about my 40th birthday and our 10-year anniversary getaway. The Chemical Engineer surprised me with a trip to Inn Boonsboro (the inn owned by Nora Roberts) and we had a wonderful time. Yes, he is amazing.

And I also open up about feeling overwhelmed with everything happening in the world and wanting to make sure I find ways to help.

Mentioned in this episode:

You can already pre-order #TheLeftoverBride e-book for only $0.99 (special pre-order price) on Amazon, Kobo, B&N, Apple and more: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride

And you can sign up for my readers’ newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website

As always, thank you for subscribing, rating and reviewing!

Follow me on instagram: @aselfpublishedauthorsdiary :-), on my author’s YouTube channel or the podcast’s YouTube channel.

Ep. 33 – Why the Chemical Engineer was right and the hardest part about writing & self-publishing #TheLefoverBride A self-published author's diary

Today, I share why the Chemical Engineer was right and how I didn't listen to him but listened to L. Penelope. 🙂 It's related to the formatting of the #TheLeftoverBride title and how to make it more "searchable". I also answer questions from Sam (on Instagram) who asked: what was the hardest part about writing #TheLeftoverBride? I added the hardest part about self-publishing it… I go more into details about: The revision process (cutting and reworking the beginning) Deepening and adjusting the character arc for Ryan Writing steamy scenes, ensuring lots of emotions. Managing expectations… Next week, I'll talk about book translations/marketing, don't hesitate to ask me a question per email or record a question… Grab a copy of #TheLeftoverBride: https://amzn.to/3i3SDXj Visit my website: http://www.elodienowodazkij.com  Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/ — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/support
  1. Ep. 33 – Why the Chemical Engineer was right and the hardest part about writing & self-publishing #TheLefoverBride
  2. #TheLeftoverBride is out in the world! A recap a few days after publication…
  3. Ep. 31 – The jitters before publication and thinking about the next stories…
  4. Because Sometimes You Just Need to Ask About a Dog…(Bonus episode)
  5. Ep. 30 – Writing on the couch… Revising and editing in the chair. And finishing my book!

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Finding my words, writing as a form of catharsis and letting the ending of #THELEFTOVERBRIDE simmer…

Episode 27

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Today, I’m talking about: being vulnerable and honest about some of my experience with cancer in an article I’ve written for the Ulman Foundation, reflecting on finding my words again and using writing as a form of catharsis (not only in this article but in my novels as well). I’m also sharing an update on my #TheLeftoverBride revision which includes letting the ending of #TheLeftoverBride simmer a little and more google searches. 🙂  

I am also reading two excerpts from my revision in the past week:

CHAPTER 2 – RYAN

I still can’t believe I’m back on the East Coast. In Swan Cove. The town that’s filled with some of my best memories… and some of my worst. My plan was to go straight to my parents’ but I had to stop at the bakery. After all, Mom loves their lemon pie. And what type of son who hasn’t come home in over ten years wouldn’t get his mom her favorite dessert if he could? Nothing to do with the breathtaking redhead staring up at me like I stomped all over her heart. My jaw clenches with years of regrets, remorse and fucked-up chances.

Excerpt from #TheLeftoverBride

He must have taken lessons on how to master his puppy eyes from Fluffy Napoleon because even with the gust of arctic air sending shivers up and down my spine, I melt at the way he looks at me.

Excerpt from #TheLeftoverBride

You can already pre-order #TheLeftoverBride e-book for only $0.99 (special pre-order price) on Amazon, Kobo, B&N, Apple and more: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride

And you can sign up for my readers’ newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website

As always, thank you for subscribing, rating and reviewing!

Follow me on instagram: @aselfpublishedauthorsdiary :-), on my author’s YouTube channel or the podcast’s YouTube channel.

Listen to the first forty minutes of the A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER audiobook…And subscribe to my channel. 🙂

Watch the video on YouTube

Ep. 33 – Why the Chemical Engineer was right and the hardest part about writing & self-publishing #TheLefoverBride A self-published author's diary

Today, I share why the Chemical Engineer was right and how I didn't listen to him but listened to L. Penelope. 🙂 It's related to the formatting of the #TheLeftoverBride title and how to make it more "searchable". I also answer questions from Sam (on Instagram) who asked: what was the hardest part about writing #TheLeftoverBride? I added the hardest part about self-publishing it… I go more into details about: The revision process (cutting and reworking the beginning) Deepening and adjusting the character arc for Ryan Writing steamy scenes, ensuring lots of emotions. Managing expectations… Next week, I'll talk about book translations/marketing, don't hesitate to ask me a question per email or record a question… Grab a copy of #TheLeftoverBride: https://amzn.to/3i3SDXj Visit my website: http://www.elodienowodazkij.com  Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/ — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/support
  1. Ep. 33 – Why the Chemical Engineer was right and the hardest part about writing & self-publishing #TheLefoverBride
  2. #TheLeftoverBride is out in the world! A recap a few days after publication…
  3. Ep. 31 – The jitters before publication and thinking about the next stories…
  4. Because Sometimes You Just Need to Ask About a Dog…(Bonus episode)
  5. Ep. 30 – Writing on the couch… Revising and editing in the chair. And finishing my book!

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Spending hours on one paragraph, pondering chapter length and more google searches…

Episode 26

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Today, a patchwork of my revision process which includes:

  • spending hours on one paragraph,
  • thinking about the length of my chapters,
  • making my characters even more endearing,
  • wanting to pull at readers’ heartstrings and
  • more google searches.
  • You’ll also hear an update on my most recent check-up (blood tests and physical exams and they are all good), the shows we’re currently watching and more.

You can already pre-order #TheLeftoverBride e-book for only $0.99 (special pre-order price) on Amazon, Kobo, B&N, Apple and more: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride

And you can sign up for my readers’ newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website

As always, thank you for subscribing, rating and reviewing!

Follow me on instagram: @aselfpublishedauthorsdiary :-), on my author’s YouTube channel or the podcast’s YouTube channel.

Listen to the first forty minutes of the A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER audiobook…And subscribe to my channel. 🙂

Watch the video on YouTube

Ep. 33 – Why the Chemical Engineer was right and the hardest part about writing & self-publishing #TheLefoverBride A self-published author's diary

Today, I share why the Chemical Engineer was right and how I didn't listen to him but listened to L. Penelope. 🙂 It's related to the formatting of the #TheLeftoverBride title and how to make it more "searchable". I also answer questions from Sam (on Instagram) who asked: what was the hardest part about writing #TheLeftoverBride? I added the hardest part about self-publishing it… I go more into details about: The revision process (cutting and reworking the beginning) Deepening and adjusting the character arc for Ryan Writing steamy scenes, ensuring lots of emotions. Managing expectations… Next week, I'll talk about book translations/marketing, don't hesitate to ask me a question per email or record a question… Grab a copy of #TheLeftoverBride: https://amzn.to/3i3SDXj Visit my website: http://www.elodienowodazkij.com  Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/ — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/support
  1. Ep. 33 – Why the Chemical Engineer was right and the hardest part about writing & self-publishing #TheLefoverBride
  2. #TheLeftoverBride is out in the world! A recap a few days after publication…
  3. Ep. 31 – The jitters before publication and thinking about the next stories…
  4. Because Sometimes You Just Need to Ask About a Dog…(Bonus episode)
  5. Ep. 30 – Writing on the couch… Revising and editing in the chair. And finishing my book!

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Vermont, food and why I decided to slightly postpone the release date of #TheLeftoverBride

Episode 25

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Today, a short recap about our much-needed vacation: we went to Vermont (beautiful!) and ate delicious food including gluten free pancakes that has become our favorite pancake (Will Flour Pancake Mix is available here: https://www.willflour.com/).

I also discuss the reasons why I have decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride (or should I say extend the pre-order period).

Plus get an update on my revision and what I think is important for the character growth of one of my characters. 🙂

Those pancakes are the best both the Chemical Engineer and I ever had. You can get the pancake mix here.

If you want to check out my book’s website: www.theleftoverbride.com or if you’d like to listen to the almost first 40 minutes of the A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER audiobook, click here.

You can pre-order #TheLeftoverBride already for only $0.99: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride

And you can sign up for my readers’ newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website

As always, thank you for subscribing, rating and reviewing!

Follow me on instagram: @aselfpublishedauthorsdiary 🙂 or on YouTube…

Listen to the first forty minutes of the A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER audiobook…And subscribe to my channel. 🙂

Watch the video on YouTube

Grab a holiday romance for only $0.99! Limited time! EIGHT books to choose from…different heat levels. Click here to pick one, or two, or eight. 🙂

Ep. 33 – Why the Chemical Engineer was right and the hardest part about writing & self-publishing #TheLefoverBride A self-published author's diary

Today, I share why the Chemical Engineer was right and how I didn't listen to him but listened to L. Penelope. 🙂 It's related to the formatting of the #TheLeftoverBride title and how to make it more "searchable". I also answer questions from Sam (on Instagram) who asked: what was the hardest part about writing #TheLeftoverBride? I added the hardest part about self-publishing it… I go more into details about: The revision process (cutting and reworking the beginning) Deepening and adjusting the character arc for Ryan Writing steamy scenes, ensuring lots of emotions. Managing expectations… Next week, I'll talk about book translations/marketing, don't hesitate to ask me a question per email or record a question… Grab a copy of #TheLeftoverBride: https://amzn.to/3i3SDXj Visit my website: http://www.elodienowodazkij.com  Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/ — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/support
  1. Ep. 33 – Why the Chemical Engineer was right and the hardest part about writing & self-publishing #TheLefoverBride
  2. #TheLeftoverBride is out in the world! A recap a few days after publication…
  3. Ep. 31 – The jitters before publication and thinking about the next stories…
  4. Because Sometimes You Just Need to Ask About a Dog…(Bonus episode)
  5. Ep. 30 – Writing on the couch… Revising and editing in the chair. And finishing my book!

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Come revise with me and have you ever wondered what writers google?

Episode 24

Listen to the full episode now…Choose you favorite platform here or listen on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, StitcherAmazon MusicAudible, OvercastBreaker and more…

Today, I am sharing a patchwork episode as I recorded every single day, documenting my progress in my revision of #TheLeftoverBride. Come revise with me and also discover what topics I googled on each different day (for this story). 🙂

If you want to check out my book’s website: www.theleftoverbride.com or if you’d like to listen to the almost first 40 minutes of the A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER audiobook, click here.

You can pre-order #TheLeftoverBride already for only $0.99: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride

And you can sign up for my readers’ newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website

As always, thank you for subscribing, rating and reviewing!

Follow me on instagram: @aselfpublishedauthorsdiary 🙂 or on YouTube…

Listen to the first forty minutes of the A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER audiobook…And subscribe to my channel. 🙂

Watch the video on YouTube

Grab a holiday romance for only $0.99! Limited time! EIGHT books to choose from…different heat levels. Click here to pick one, or two, or eight. 🙂

Ep. 33 – Why the Chemical Engineer was right and the hardest part about writing & self-publishing #TheLefoverBride A self-published author's diary

Today, I share why the Chemical Engineer was right and how I didn't listen to him but listened to L. Penelope. 🙂 It's related to the formatting of the #TheLeftoverBride title and how to make it more "searchable". I also answer questions from Sam (on Instagram) who asked: what was the hardest part about writing #TheLeftoverBride? I added the hardest part about self-publishing it… I go more into details about: The revision process (cutting and reworking the beginning) Deepening and adjusting the character arc for Ryan Writing steamy scenes, ensuring lots of emotions. Managing expectations… Next week, I'll talk about book translations/marketing, don't hesitate to ask me a question per email or record a question… Grab a copy of #TheLeftoverBride: https://amzn.to/3i3SDXj Visit my website: http://www.elodienowodazkij.com  Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/ — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/support
  1. Ep. 33 – Why the Chemical Engineer was right and the hardest part about writing & self-publishing #TheLefoverBride
  2. #TheLeftoverBride is out in the world! A recap a few days after publication…
  3. Ep. 31 – The jitters before publication and thinking about the next stories…
  4. Because Sometimes You Just Need to Ask About a Dog…(Bonus episode)
  5. Ep. 30 – Writing on the couch… Revising and editing in the chair. And finishing my book!

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Revising is a roller coaster of emotions. And do writers get decision fatigue?

Episode 23 on Spotify

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Today, I discuss revising #TheLeftoverBride. After feedback from my critique partners, I cut the first five chapters from about 16000 words to a bit over 8000. And it is a roller coaster of emotions full of doubts but also moments of success…Plus do writers get decision fatigue?

For the first time ever, I recorded myself for this podcast episode and uploaded the video on YouTube.

And I may have written some of my favorite sentences during this round of revision.

My stomach flutters in a way I thought long forgotten, buried deep under years of missed chances and pillows soaked with tears.

Nothing to do with the redhead staring up at me like I stomped all over her heart. My jaw clenches with years of regret, remorse and fucked-up chances.

If you want to check out my book’s website: www.theleftoverbride.com or if you’d like to listen to the almost first 40 minutes of the A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER audiobook, click here.

You can pre-order #TheLeftoverBride already for only $0.99: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride

And you can sign up for my readers’ newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website

As always, thank you for subscribing, rating and reviewing!

Follow me on instagram: @aselfpublishedauthorsdiary 🙂 or on YouTube…

Watch the video on YouTube

Ep. 33 – Why the Chemical Engineer was right and the hardest part about writing & self-publishing #TheLefoverBride A self-published author's diary

Today, I share why the Chemical Engineer was right and how I didn't listen to him but listened to L. Penelope. 🙂 It's related to the formatting of the #TheLeftoverBride title and how to make it more "searchable". I also answer questions from Sam (on Instagram) who asked: what was the hardest part about writing #TheLeftoverBride? I added the hardest part about self-publishing it… I go more into details about: The revision process (cutting and reworking the beginning) Deepening and adjusting the character arc for Ryan Writing steamy scenes, ensuring lots of emotions. Managing expectations… Next week, I'll talk about book translations/marketing, don't hesitate to ask me a question per email or record a question… Grab a copy of #TheLeftoverBride: https://amzn.to/3i3SDXj Visit my website: http://www.elodienowodazkij.com  Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/ — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/support
  1. Ep. 33 – Why the Chemical Engineer was right and the hardest part about writing & self-publishing #TheLefoverBride
  2. #TheLeftoverBride is out in the world! A recap a few days after publication…
  3. Ep. 31 – The jitters before publication and thinking about the next stories…
  4. Because Sometimes You Just Need to Ask About a Dog…(Bonus episode)
  5. Ep. 30 – Writing on the couch… Revising and editing in the chair. And finishing my book!

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writing

My writing schedule or how to make sure I’m ready for PITCH WARS

Ready. Set. Write! over the summer really helped me get into a writing schedule and I think I need to implement another one to finish this revision.

My goal?

Enter my manuscript into PITCH WARS, which means I have until the end of November to polish it. Last year, I was an alternate in PITCH WARS (with the extraordinary Dahlia) and I learned so much. Plus I met many wonderful writers (read amazing manuscripts!!!).

Submission window is on 12/2

And it’s the perfect contest for GUILTY (or DADDY’s LITTLE ANGEL, I’m still unsure about the title) since I haven’t queried it yet.

To make this happen, I need to sit my butt on the chair (while keeping a balance and not growing a saggy middle–in my manuscript :P)

  • Monday mornings: revise from 5am to 6.15am
  • Tuesday mornings: Jog from 5am to 5.30am – revise in the train to work
  • Wednesday mornings: revise from 5am to 6.15am
  • Thursday mornings: workout from 5am to 5.30am – revise in the train to work
  • Friday mornings: revise from 5am to 6.15am

During the weekends: revise at least an hour on Saturday and an hour on Sunday.

I am allowed to take one day off from waking up early but need to jog at least once a week. With this schedule, I should be able to finish this revision round by November 12th.

November 12th. This should be feasible, no?

Tell me, do you have a writing schedule?