I know, in fiction, info dumps are not fun, and should be avoided! This is a blog, though, not fiction, and I shall make this as brief as possible in one draft.
“Bodacious Creed: A Steampunk Zombie Western” was funded on Kickstarter on August 9!
While this is the first blog update in awhile, I have posted regular project updates at the Kickstarter link, so feel free to check those out.
I have been doing a lot of character development and plotting. Today, I came up with some great plot, in fact, that I believe will make the story truly exciting.
I recently purchased Scrivener, a piece of truly amazing writing software recommend by another author. It allows writers to keep track of plot points, characters, and research in the same overall file as the manuscript. Once the piece of writing is complete, the author can compile the book in any major format, including Kindle.
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is coming up in November, and it struck me that this would be a great time to start actually writing “Bodacious Creed.” That gives me about two months to do research, plot, world build, and round out my characters. Then, on November 1, I can hit the ground running, with the support of other writers taking part in the event. I can keep a word count counter on my website, and send out regular notices about how far along I am in the book. With a first draft finished on or before November 30, I’ll have months to rewrite, polish, and prepare “Bodacious Creed” for publication.
On the art side, I’ll be creating new sculpted 3D models related to the story. If I’m happy with them, I may render some as sketches and use them as illustrations in the finished book.
See, that wasn’t such a bad info dump!