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Love and Horror (and Word Count Updates)

posted May 6, 2019, 6:39 PM by oneclipleft

I do yet live!

The post-apocalyptic novel temporarily stuttered out at 27,000 words, so I decided to write a collection of love-themed horror stories in the interim. And they are going fantastically. I am very excited about this.

In the space of a few short weeks, I have penned 17,000 words of these short stories, and I am quite happy with them so far. It's a bit more my speed to write several shorter works anyway (see RTA and the like), and writing these little grotesque things is great practice for when I inevitably return to drafting the novel.

This is the first time I've experienced characters basically writing themselves. I'd never understood what writers meant by letting your characters react to their situations and surroundings, but I'm catching a glimpse of it now.

Anyway, writing is still going strong! I'm hoping to have the collection finished within the next two or three months. Wish me luck, peace!
-OCL

Word Count Update!

posted Jan 31, 2019, 5:40 PM by oneclipleft

I've been MIA for awhile, and took a short break from writing, but I'm back! Word count update below:

Post-Apocalyptic Novel Word Count: 25,000

Progress continues to...progress! The first third is coming to a close, and I'm planning the next section as I go. Exciting times!

Peace,
-OCL

New Year, New Word Count Update

posted Jan 4, 2019, 2:51 PM by oneclipleft   [ updated Jan 4, 2019, 2:53 PM ]

Hello! Once again it's time for a word count update for the novel I'm working on. Last week wasn't as explosive as the week before, but I still made some progress!

Post-Apocalyptic Novel Word Count: 19,000

Anyway, that's about it for now. Best of luck to everyone in 2019!
-OCL

MERRY HAPPY! (Novel Wordcount Update)

posted Dec 25, 2018, 3:18 PM by oneclipleft   [ updated Dec 25, 2018, 5:46 PM ]

Hello! It's time for another word count update for the as-yet-untitled post-apocalyptic dystopian novel I'm working on.

Post-Apocalyptic Dystopian Novel Word Count: 15,900

Compare this week's numbers with last week's (9,725) and you'll see I've been incredibly busy working on this draft! I'm excited about how this novel is plotting out, and I'm happy to say that I'm almost finished with the first third (or first act, if you like). Of course, at this rate that will put the first draft at ~60,000 words (assuming that each third is ~20,000 words apiece), which means that my revision process will actually add words as I flesh out descriptions and smaller details that I currently lack. Then, editing will hack the word count back down.

How long will it be in the end? Who knows! That's part of the fun of it!

Also, feel free to grab a copy of my first book, The Discordianist Manifesto, from Amazon (Kindle | Paperback). Thanks!

Until next week,
-OCL

Word Count Update

posted Dec 17, 2018, 4:27 PM by oneclipleft   [ updated Dec 17, 2018, 4:32 PM ]

I missed a post about this last week since I was getting TDM out the door (buy it! buy it! buy it!). I will eventually do an audio book version of that. Anyway, on to the novel progress.

Unnamed Dystopian Novel: 9,725

You might have noticed that progress on the novel is coming much faster than progress on TDM did. This is because fiction is easier for me to write than philosophical/silly essays (it's easier to be entertaining than insightful, basically). Also, I am on my holiday break from classes until January, so I have more hours per day to dedicate to writing. It appears I'll be able to average around 10,000 words per month even with my work schedule, so if all goes well then the novel should be complete by around June or July 2019.

I've really been enjoying drafting this novel so far, and I think it's coming together really well. I've received good feedback, at least!

Until next time, peace!
-OCL

TDM in Paperback! Whoa, Nelly!

posted Dec 11, 2018, 11:38 AM by oneclipleft   [ updated Dec 11, 2018, 11:38 AM ]

A big thanks to everyone who grabbed a Kindle copy already! The Discordianist Manifesto paperback edition is now available for anyone who don't muck around with eBooks. It is handsome and comes in a glossy golden cover and has blurbs on the back like what a real book has! My little Pinocchio doth transmute his old wood to new flesh (gross).

Grab a paperback edition with your gross, meaty hands!
Paperback Edition

So, let's all pull together and send me your money and make Eris proud and make TDM the best selling book of factual nonsense of all time because I didn't get a raise last year and my bills, man, my buffalo bills and the reason for the season is the gift that keeps on giving plus you can make copies and do whatever you want or even wait for the free PDF version once I can get around to making that a thing and then I'll work on my dystopian novel and just-a bunch-a random atoms smashin' into each other, so comment, like, and subscribe, now where's my Coke Zero(TM) I could have sworn I just had it?

Peace,
-OCL

The Discordianist Manifesto Kindle eBook Released!

posted Dec 9, 2018, 4:20 PM by oneclipleft   [ updated Dec 11, 2018, 11:37 AM ]

Things happened much faster than I anticipated, and Amazon made the process quick and painless. The Discordianist Manifesto is now available on Kindle for $3.99. So, if you'd like to support my creative output, feel free to grab a copy and leave a review!

A real, physical, honest-to-jeez paperback edition ($9.99) will follow soon, and I will announce that when it comes. Check out the cover I designed last night at like 2:00 AM:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07L7J97TN

It continues to be an exciting time in OCL Land, and I can finally mark "publish a book" off my bucket list. Next year I will be focusing on finishing the dystopian novel I started last month and finishing Buildrunner (infinite runner game with a twist).

Until next time, peace!
-OCL

The Discordianist Manifesto is Finished

posted Dec 6, 2018, 7:17 PM by oneclipleft   [ updated Dec 7, 2018, 8:25 PM ]

Final word count for Version 1.0: 23,000


Now time to dive into the novel.

Peace,
-OCL

Word Count Updates

posted Dec 4, 2018, 5:39 PM by oneclipleft   [ updated Dec 4, 2018, 7:39 PM ]

I think it'll be prudent to hold myself accountable for word counts as these projects develop, so about once a week I'll post my progress in big-ass letters. Here goes:

The Discordianist Manifesto: 20,617
Dystopian Novel: 5,375

It's a little slow going right now, but I'm finding a little time here and there to develop these projects.

Also! I've found some great writing music. It's a bit old (2006) and it's a totally different genre than what I usually enjoy, but there's something special about Emancipator. Check it out!



Peace!
-OCL

Insane Updates

posted Nov 26, 2018, 8:50 PM by oneclipleft   [ updated Jan 4, 2019, 2:52 PM ]

Ok, so follow me on this a bit. I've once again started far too many projects at once. It's a problem, I know.

On the writing front, I am still diligently at work on The Discordianist Manifesto, some of which can be read over at the Discordian Subreddit. A silly place for silly things.

New is my weak take on National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which has resulted in about ten pages of a decent start. Dystopian speculative fiction is what's happening. I will update you all more as updates come and become relevant. I have a plot in mind, several workable characters, and the beginnings of a draft at this point. 2,600 words in isn't much, but it's a start.

The Discordianist Manifesto is weighing in at a respectable 18,000+ words right now, which is much more than I anticipated for a collection of wacky essays, recipes, public service announcements, poems, songs, and other nonsense. I'm pretty excited about both writing projects, and I'm glad to finally get back into this writing thing.

Novel: 2,600
TDM: 18,000

Stay tuned, folks. Peace!
-OCL

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