Gamer Girl Grinding the Dragon's Lair

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  1. Tom Gallier

    Tom Gallier Level 12 (Rogue) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    I'm 11k into a new Gamer Girl book. They don't sell as much as my other books, but they are a lot of fun to write. I'm aiming for 50k and I hope to finish the first draft by Thanksgiving.

    I'm posting here to spur my lazy butt to continue writing and not let RL issues and plans derail my efforts. It's so easy to let holiday planning and events take me away from writing.

    So I started this back in September, but got derailed with a new shiny (Portal Fantasy, which I finished). Now the PF is off to the editor, the cover is made, and I can turn my full attention back to writing. I've re-read what I've already written to remind myself where my MC has been, and today I started writing the story again. If I can finish the 1st draft by Thanksgiving, then I think I can publish in December. Depending if I have the money for my editor and a cover.
     
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    Okay, just finished the writing for today. 2245 words and 1 chapter written (actually, Chap 7).
     
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    1852 words on Friday, and another chapter down.

    I got the edits back on my portal fantasy, so I'm going through that now. I'm not sure I'll get anything written today. Tomorrow is Sunday! so my day off. There's still Monday. ;)
     
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    Wrote one chapter today, for 2373 words. Then I published an erotic Portal Fantasy novel, and the rest of my day has been dedicated to that.
     
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    Since my last post I've written:
    1531
    4169
    226 - and had to stop to write the next section of my outline
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    And today is SUNDAY, so no writing. Football.
     
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    I presume everyone still loves big chests in this dragon's lair?
     
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  7. Tom Gallier

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    They better, because there is a sexy elf maid AND a sexy drow princess in this book.
     
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    I've fallen off the reporting wagon. I blame the turkey!

    1853 words today, so far. My WIP stands at about 46k total words at the moment, with at least 7 more chapters to go.
     
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    The media train wreck has knocked me off my mojo again. Why can't I stay off the internet and TV?
     
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    2988 words on Dec 1st. I have 5 more chapters outlined. Sometimes in the writing new chapters appear, or chapters end up being combined, but I can see the end. I think I'll finish it next week.

    I'm highly medicated this morning trying to fight off a cold, and I think I might be winning. But cold meds tend to kill my creative mojo. I've been up and at the computer several hours and haven't written one word of prose. Yet, the day is long and I have many hours before me. We'll see.

    Half of the words yesterday went into a new book I'm writing. It's completely outlined, too. I haven't decided if it'll be GameLit or LitRPG yet. If I go LitRPG route then I'll go more the traditional way with game mech. Maybe I've been too creative in previous books out of some strange belief each book/series has to be "unique" ways of operating. Some reviewers have not appreciated my efforts. ;) Though I enjoyed writing them immensely.
     
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    Keep up the good work!
     
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    Thanks, Paul. Cold/meds didn't allow me to write anything Saturday after all, but I got 1104 words Sunday and 2756 so far today. So, looking good.
     
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    I'll finish this novel tomorrow. I have a cover. Editing is setup for next week. It looks like I might have it ready before Christmas.

    Now, what are your thoughts on publishing before or after Christmas?
     
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    Stamp this one DONE.

    Okay, the first draft was completed about 10 minutes ago. It's the longest in the series so far, at 52.7k. I suspect it'll get longer in the rewrite/editing process since I left quite a few placeholders and it is extremely lit on game mech (I got lazy and stop keeping track. So some of the prose will change based on that, I'm sure.)

    I don't drink (Sorry, Eden, I'm a bad person). So I'll find another way to celebrate this historic event. Mmmm, there is a blackberry cobbler cooling on the counter and vanilla ice cream in the freezer...
     
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    GRATS! Always good feels.
     
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    I dove head-first into rewriting today. I'm going to rewrite like a mofo, before sending out to be edited.

    I'm going for a Dec 26th publishing date.
     

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