Sunday, December 30, 2012

One Month!

It's been a month since I start my new WIP (work-in-progress) and I am farther than I expected to be. My best friend and writing buddy, Michele Byrd, and I have goals/deadlines for each week (You can see January's deadlines on the sidebar.) and then an ultimate goal to have at the end of the month. We try to at leastwrite 3,000 words a week, but we've been doing a lot more than that each week.

Our goal is to try and have our first rough draft done by July 1st, but it definitely looks like we'll be finishing before that. We've given ourselves six months to complete the rough draft. Our deadline for January 1st was to have at least 12, 000 words and we're past that.

I'm thinking I may post updates at the end of each month on the progress of this WIP. It's current title (Won't be the actual title, it's just a name I gave it from a song that is on the playlist and matches it well. :) I was tired of calling it just WIP.) is Bring Me To Life. So If I say Bring Me To Life or BMTL I'm talking about my current WIP. :)

But anyway, my goal was to be between 12K and 15K by January 1st and my current word count as of 1:15pm December 30th is 24, 646. I will update this on January 1st with my final word count for the month.

Also, I'm horrible at knowing what to tell about myself, I tend to ramble, so I may look up some interview/survey type things and add them to the blog throughout the week or so.

Update (01/01/13): I finished December 31st, 2012 with a total of27, 288 words. Officially in February deadlines, a month early!

Friday, December 14, 2012

New Beginning

So....I really suck at beginning posts. I really do. And believe me, I've went through quite a lot of them. I always try and start a blog to keep up with my path with writing and hopefully publication in the future. But I never seem to keep the blogs! I always get too busy, or whatever other excuse forms in my brain.

I'm really going to try this time. But just to warn you ahead of time, don't get your hopes up. The longest blog I've ever had is a book review blog. But since I don't have time for it anymore, maybe I can keep up with this one. I'll post reviews of books here and there if I think it deserves on. :) Instead of the hassle of keeping up with a good review blog or keeping up with many blogs at one time.

To tell you a little about myself, my name is Amanda Kelley, obviously. And the G in the URL is for my middle name, which I'm not going to name right now. I have a love/hate relationship with my middle name, which I will go into detail about at a later time.

I'm currently twenty-years-old, I am married, and I have a son who will be two in March. Which is absolute MADNESS. I live in a small town on the outer edges of Jacksonville, Florida. I was born in Georgia, but my mom moved with my family to Jacksonville during my early years, not completely sure how old I was.

When I'm not writing, or reading, I can be found doing various chores while keeping up with my toddler who is destructive and high on energy, watching one of my many favorite TV shows, spending time with my family, or you know, the normal stuff like kicking butt on Call of Duty: Black Ops.

I love to cook and bake, I'm always up for trying new recipes. I'm always trying to find different ways of keeping organized. Everyone thinks I'm super organized, but honestly, I'm not. I only aspire to be mega organized.

Another thing is music. Music used to be my life, and then I stopped listening to it as much for a while, but lately I've been getting back into my love for it full swing. Especially since I NEED it to write. I can't write very well without my favorite music playing.

That isn't everything about me, obviously, but I can't really think of much else to say right now. As I said, I'm terrible at this. I'll be posting more another time as I get this blog up and running better.