Writing Update—Sep 12, 2023

The–almost–weekly writing update.

The almost weekly writing update.

Week 36, 2023

A late and somewhat reluctant writing update—things could have gone better last week. Or this week. Or today. Or this very moment. Silver lining—the new edition trade paperback for The Fragments is out!* Yay!

*KDP’s Customer Support Strategy so evil, the forsaken themselves must have written it. Absolutely useless, they do nothing other than sending canned responses and waiting for you to go away or things to magically resolve themselves.

The House, The Spheres Book Two

I know that most creative projects—like all of mine—go through cycles of doom and gloom when everything falls apart and failure seems imminent … . If you are link me, ignore the doom and gloom, pick up the pieces, and move on—it’s just part of the process.

So … time to take a step back. My 2nd revision was supposed to review and confirm the structure but slipped into the prose chiseling phase which is far more enticing for me … .

( Look at all these words and sentences and paragraphs! All these little cuties need to be turned into flowing strands of story … but alas no, not yet)

So time to step back and revise and confirm the structure, the overall narrative arc, story arcs per POV, timelines to keep track of who does what, when and where. No fun. And it will keep me busy for the next week at least :(. Buhuhuuuuu

Progress in numbers

Word count total— 110,000
Words revised total— 55,000
Words revised last week – no hold
(… somewhat better … )
Planned Release December 2023
(… doomed? … )

The Fragments, The Spheres Book One – new editions

The Fragments first KDP proof (2nd edition)

The Fragments shine brightly in theses new editions!

We wouldn’t do this if it would be easy, right?

New here? I am New Zealand-based writer, artist and maker Minu Freitag. I have published my first book—The Fragments, an inventive mix of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Dystopian fiction—in 2022 and am currently working on the second book in The Spheres Series—The House—due for release in the first half of 2024.

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