Lust 3: Days 11 and 12

Okay, So on day 11 I worked on short character biographies for Shantel Williams and Rita Torres while coming up with how to finish chapter 4.

day 12 I took off to go to the beach and well drink.

Here is Lust (3rd Draft) – Chapter 4: David (Revised) #wattpad Here

Lust #3: Day 4 Goals

Happy Fourth of July,

Today on this Independence Day I have several goals for Lust.

Writing

-Daily Goal is always 600. Today starts the Chapter 2 which is narrated by Manan Shukla. The goal is to introduce him and his close friend Jason and integrate them with the A-story which is the mystery.

Graphic Design

-Work on redesigning the book cover.

Illustration/Cartooning

-Add to the Favor of Ares lore by designing Ares and making poster and t-shirt.

Lust 3 Day 3

Well I tried to start chapter two today since chapter one was finished a day early. I’m having trouble trying to introduce the 7 other main characters within the next three chapters. I had a unifying theme, but I don’t think it works with the new direction Im taking with the plot.

I did however, get a head start of developing the point of view character. His name is Manan Shukla.  He is going to be the leader of the Scarlet Knights under Ares’ mentorship.  I would say he is similar to Luke Skywalker, but with mix of Spock. He is from India, but grew up in America. I won’t reveal his psychic ability yet, but he is going to school for Pharmacy.

These posts will be renamed “Lust 3” which stands for the current draft.

I will also be working on Ares character design tomorrow too.

That’s all for now. I have to go look at my outline and their motivations to see how to write the next three chapters which is all part of my setup if you go by Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat.

Until next time stay terrific!

Favor of Ares Poster Day One

I started playing around with perspective and shapes for the poster. Right now I’m still in the process of character designing. The series was suppose to be similar to the Men in Black, but I think I want them to be more individualized.  Here is the concept

http://fav.me/ddas963

Chapter One Done

Chapter one of Lust is finished a day early. Yeah! Some of the changes I made wee story specific. I changed the crime from being a family to couples. The dialogue flows a little better.  The best part is that the minimum word count was suppose to be 1,800. I finished with a word count of 2,105.

I will be adding the chapter onto Wattpad under Lust (3rd Draft). Which you can find here.

Starting the Third Draft of Lust Today

Hey everyone so today starts the first official (for the third time no less) the third draft of Lust in my Favor of Ares series. The goal is to write at least 600 words a day for the next 140 days. Each 600 words will be the minimum for the beginning, middle, and end parts of a chapter. This means every chapter will be at least 1,800 words. I’m planning on having 40 chapters so I’m looking at a novel of 72,000 words. This word count qualifies each novel for industry standards.

Essentially that means it will take me three days to write a chapter. During those three days I will be working on that particular character’s bio, character design, and arc especially for act one of the book.

Obviously if I feel I can write more than the minimum then I will. The minimum is set so that Lust will be finished by November 18th.  My maximum goal is to write 1,800 words a  chapter a day which would be 40 days.  However, I have to account time for other projects like my screenplay, art, design, clients, and life. This minimum goal is great because I can also start focusing on the other novel series. I’m planning on starting graduate school for creative writing so managing time is going to be crucial.

So stay tune for part one of Chapter one of Lust (Favor of Ares 1).

Lust and Binary are nominated for a Watty Award !

Both of my novels Lust (Favor of Ares 1) and Binary (Clockwork Knights 1) are eligible for the Watty Awards. Both of them will be competing in the mystery/thriller category.

“The Watty Awards are Wattpad’s annual celebration of the electrifying, visionary, diverse voices that choose to share their stories on Wattpad every year”

Both of my novels had word counts of 10,000 or more and were published on Wattpad the previous year.

I don’t expect to win only because its the second draft of Lust and the rough draft of Binary that were eligible, but it’s still exciting because I finished two novels. I wanted to take the time to thank all my readers and supporters !!!

Wish me luck!

 

Read the novels here