DarkJade – 2012 Recap (Part II)
As Promised, Part Two of My 2012 Recap, This will cover the Months July-December of this year.
For those of you that haven’t Read Part One (Jan-Jun, 2012), you can Check That Out Here DarkJade – 2012 Recap (Part I)
July – In July I brought my Blog Series “Whisper Moon” to a halt… I’m not sure what I’m going to do with that Series, but I really enjoyed it.
Also in July I Started My 2nd in the “Planes Of Ordose” Fantasy Novel Trilogy, called “Iliad” (This is the Squeal to “Chess With Agatha“). Though after Writing the Prologue, and First Two Chapters, I decided to put it on hold and Focus on Self Publishing “Chess With Agatha”, and will begin Writing it again come January, 2013. One Year from when I started “Chess With Agatha”.
Due to my success with My Kickstarter Editor Funding Project, I was able to Hire an Editor, and started Editing “I Died Once“… I finished Editing it in August.
Also in July over on My “Dark’s Media Empire” Blog, I started Pre-Production of what I hoped would be my First Major YouTube Video Project.
Basically Act I, Scene I of Hamlet.
Lastly in July, I Started My 8th Volume of Poetry, Titled “Darkness“.
Oh, I also Created My Author’s Blog at the End of July.
August – Come August, having Finished My Editing on “I Died Once”, I Created a Promo Video For The Book.
By the End of August, I was Complete with “I Died Once”, and so Uploaded The Cover, and Interior Pages Document, and Self Published it.
Also in August I Finished My First Draft of what will be My First Novella in My “Allure” Vampire Series of Novellas. I’m looking to get this Reviewed and Line Edited, after I Edit “Chess With Agatha”.
September – In September, I Ordered 20+ Copies of My “I Died Once” Novella, so that I could sign them, and ship them out to My Kickstarter Contributors, as Rewards For Contributing.
Also in September I Ordered a couple Book Cover Posters for “I Died Once”, for two of the Contributors in a Higher Tier of Contributing. That’s me holding the End Result, but in Person it is Extremely Vibrant, the Artist is Truly Gifted whose Art I Used for this Cover.
Having already spoken to the Bookstore Manager where My Poetry Book is about My Novella, she said as soon as I get a couple Copies, go ahead and give them to her for their Store.
So I was Stoked about that.
During All of September, I Marketed “I Died Once” via Blog Posts Here, My Author’s Blog, and My Story Showcase Blog, “Legends Undying” (Previously Known as “The Dark Globe”).
I also Tweeted about it.
Lastly come The Third-ish Week of Marketing the Printed Copy, I Created an Ebook Version as well.
Yes, “I Died Once” was off and running, and it was finally time for me to shift my Focus onto “Chess With Agatha”, in the hopes of Self Publishing it in December.
Lastly in September I started My Second Allure Novella (Most Likely To Be Called “Seers Of The Night“), but after Writing Three Chapters, decided to put it on hold as well (Like I had with “Iliad”), so that all of My Energy (Or Most of it) could be focused on Preparing to Self Publish “Chess With Agatha” by December, 2012.
The First Part of it was having My Good Friend Beth Review The First Draft of “Chess With Agatha” (Which she did in September), followed by Line Editing it (Pointing out Grammar, and Story Clarity Issues Mostly).
Lastly I Started Volume 9 of My Poetry Books in September, Called “Tranquil Light“.
Crazy Month, Lol
October – With My Focus shifted wholly over to Getting “Chess With Agatha” ready for Self Publishing, as opposed to Writing New Content, I still Created a New Blog Series Called “Kamir” in order to keep My Writing Tools Sharp, so to speak. Hey, I got Blogs to Feed, Lol.
I basically did this during the Month of October, and brought it to a halt at the end of the Month.
November – In November My Goal was to Create a Cover for “Chess With Agatha”, which I did, with the Help of My Good Friend, Kirsty, who took this Photo Specifically for the Cover, which is meant to be an Enchanted Forest from the Book.
Also in November, My Good Friend Beth Finished the Line Editing for “Chess With Agatha”, so basically all that’s left, is Getting it Edited… Oh, and Finding someone to Draw Me a Map for the Inside of the Book (Which kind of goes hand and hand with Fantasy Novels, Lol).
By the End of November, though all that remained was Editing, for two reasons I decided I just wasn’t going to be able to get it done by December.
One, I ran a Kickstarter Editor/Cover Artist Funding Project, and this time I didn’t have Success. No biggy, but it definitely put off the Hiring of an Editor right away. The Cover Art, fortunately, I had figured out without Hiring an Artist, but I’d still like to Pay My Friend Kirsty Something once I get some cash.
Two, My Editor (My Eldest Sister) got a New Dog, and there was no way in hell she was going to have time to Edit My Book in the First Two Weeks of December (Which is when it would have needed to be done, cuz Christmas was after that).
And thus, I am hoping to Get it Edited in January… Here’s to Hoping, Lol
Also in the Month of November (Like I say, I’ve got Blogs to Feed), I Created a New Blog Series Called “Sophia Brown“. But that one only lasted for the Month of November, which was fine.
I also started My 10th Poetry Volume, “Breathe Deep“.
Lastly in November, I Created a Promo Video for “Chess With Agatha” (This was before I knew that I wasn’t going to be able to Self Publish it in December).
December – To my surprise, once the Beginning of December rolled around, and I realized I wasn’t going to be able to Self Publish “Chess With Agatha” in December, WHAM! A New Novella started to Roll out of My Head.
At First I didn’t Post what I filled my black notebooks with, because also to my surprise, was that this New Novella was a Sequel to “I Died Once”.
This one’s called “Mady’s Storm“, and takes place 8 years after the First Novella.
As it stands, I will only Self Publish this Second Book, if I really, really, really like it… As I’m very happy with “I Died Once”, and I don’t want a Second Book to tarnish those efforts in any way. So far I’m enjoying what I’m Writing, as I really like the Mady Character… But like I say, we shall see whether I Self Publish it at some later date.
Whelp, that about does it for the Year of 2012… I’ve got a whole lot of Followup Work to do with these Projects, which takes a lot of Work, but I’m Enjoying it.
None of this Includes My Journalism/Editorials that I also Post/Write during the year on My Blogs, but as someone who is Seriously Trying to Pursue Writing as a Career, These Projects I’ve Listed in This Post, and the Part One Post, are what I’m really hoping to use to Establish Myself.
Once Again, I thank you for your Continued Interest, and Support with All of My Projects/Writing