Still writing every day, although not always on the same project, which makes it hard to keep track. I'm plugging away at the erotic romance WIP (the baronetcy one), but as light relief I thought I'd pick up an idea I had a while back for a porn short story series.
The idea here was to have a second pseudonym to experiment with self-published strokefic shorts, of the sort that get sold on Smashwords and Amazon as short series with another story released every so often and then bundled together in a bargain bundle. Reasons for doing this include seeing how it works, it's fun, to prove to my editor at Loose Id that I can so write a short story and *keep* it short, needing a break from the WIP, and sometimes because Weird Shit turns up in my head and the only way to make it go away is put it in someone else's head. The reason for doing it last week is that my hands were sore from too much typing, and while I can't use Dragon for writing a novel, I can manage to dictate at least rough notes for Plot What Plot short stories, and often chunks of rough draft. Smashwords is running a promo at the moment which would make it useful to throw together a couple of short strokefics and get them up there before the end of July, which makes a handy target for Pico. I wouldn't need the second one to be complete, just enough of a draft to be confident about making it available for pre-order.
Of course, last night some plot sneaked in while I wasn't looking, and this morning I had an idea which made this planned four-pack of shorts a 13 part series, with a Plot. Not much of a plot, I grant you, but definite Plot. Or at least Story Arc. So this morning's word count quota turned out to be 500 words of outline written over breakfast.
Why does my muse do this to me?
Anyway, the detailed word count since I sent the Nice Tie sequel to my editor:
9- 231 smut, 10- 180 smut, 11- 782 smut, 12- not recorded, 13- 436 WIP, 14- 960 smut (including approx 200 from 12th) , 15- 240 smut, 16-398 WIP , 17- 474 WIP & 195 smut, 18- 162 WIP & 1739 smut, 19- 502 smut outline.
After yesterday's binge, it may be back to Dragon for a few days...Mirror of http://julesjones.dreamwidth.org/296287.html, where it has received comments.