Rereading Nightmarish Reaction – Here Are My Thoughts On The 3rd Book…

The good news is… I’m on chapter 31 right now so I’m almost done reading NR 3.

The bad news…

Noooo!

I hate the book.

I’m not happy with what I’ve read so far.

Don’t get me wrong the first half is actually really good, but that middle part is driving me off the wall. It needs a complete overhaul.

Work!

Maybe I will change my mind after I do another million rewrites.

There’s a bunch of editing guidelines in my bedroom right now and I’m surrounded by How-to-Grammar, Structure, and Plot. However, some of the chapters have left me with a bitter taste in my mouth and I’m thinking I should just delete them and start all over again…

Smashing-computer-GIFI basically feel like I’m repeating the same stuff over and over again. Which is not a good sign whatsoever. The characters are still interesting and compelling; however, my dates and timelines are still a bit messy. I’ll be going back and fixing every last one of them. 

I may have to rearrange the chapters in another order and maybe add in a few new chapters as well, because it seems as if I’m rushing through some parts and I get this feeling that I should slow down. However, I don’t want to drag it for too long, because the book is already big enough. Something is bugging me a lot and I can’t pinpoint what. Editing and rewriting is the hardest thing ever.

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Will This 4th Book End The Series…?

I’m going to finish the last book of my NR series. Will I be able to end everything in a neat package, folks? Only time will tell. Is this going to be a much larger book at 500-600 pages?

I’m already at 461 pages with no ending in sight… 

This doesn’t look good.

Noooo!

I still have lots of writing, rewriting, revisions, reading, and editing to do. Gotta make sure everything’s perfect, before I ever decide on printing out a paperback copy.

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Hopefully, I can pull it off.

Don’t know when I’ll be able to complete everything.

Hero Time!

There’s really no set date. It may take me another year or so, which kind of sucks. However, I just don’t want to rush anything at the moment. I’d rather reflect on it and focus on a few chapters here or there, especially the timelines.

I’ll do little by little and take it one day at a time. The graphic novel was shipped yesterday, so I’m looking forward to that as well. I should have it by next week or so. I’m excited that things are getting done. Now, if I can get everything in order and just do what I need to do, I should be good to go.

Houston, We Have A Problem! The Book’s Too Long & The Price Too Much…

I’ve got just 6-7 Chapters left to finish editing, but I’ve now realized that the page count has gone way over the limit…

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It’s exactly 4 pages over!

OMG!

I have only two limited choices here.

Noooo!I have to pick wisely or I could be in some serious trouble. I could sell the book at a higher price tag… nearly $12.25 dollars or more just to meet Amazon’s crazy royalty deal, which is extremely low at .87 cents. That’s 2.26 dollars more than the last two books, without tax and shipping costs.

Or cut 92 pages of the third NR book, leaving it at a lower price tag of $9.99 but ending it at a place where all my readers will completely hate me for life… Since I haven’t finished the 4th book, it might still take me years to complete it. Some readers might want to know how it’ll all come to an end. It might be added pressure for me as well. Or I could lose readers and nobody cares at that point what happens to all the characters. It’s a huge risk regardless.

Which makes the 4th book and hopefully my last nearly 470 pages at a price tag of $12.30 dollars, because of Amazon.

Crying..

Either way, it’s not going to be pretty…

Longer book = higher price tag

Shorter book = lower price tag

It would be nice if I could have a big book at 500 pages, like Stephen King, and have it at a mass paperback book price of say $5 bucks. But that’s not happening anytime soon, unless I get picked up by a traditional publisher.

Depressed

Getting Back To Exercising, Reading, & Editing Again…

Sigh...I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Mine wasn’t bad at all and I got a chance to spend time with the family. For awhile now, I haven’t updated whatsoever. I had taken three weeks off to focus on other things, like the graphic novel and what not.

However, I seriously need to get some things done. I’ll probably do some reading after this post and get back on track to a normal schedule. I still don’t know when I’ll finish the third book of NR. I remember reading nearly all the way through the book. I almost made it to the finish line. It was actually decent enough for me to continue, but I had to go back and revise a few other chapters.

It’s mostly because of clarity and continuity. Something wasn’t meshing right exactly and I’ll have to edit another ten million times before the book’s ready. This will be a quick post for today.

studyingI think I made it to Chapter 37, just reading it to myself in one sitting (in 1 and 1/2 days). There’s only 42 chapters by the way. But there were some things that concerned me greatly at first, which was the pacing and the timeline events.

I was keeping a track of everything I read in a small notebook, especially some of the grammar mistakes I had. I did go over the revisions, but I’ll need to recheck them again to make sure I didn’t miss anything.

I’m saving everything to one document this time, so there’s no multiple files anymore. This way once I upload it to Createspace, I won’t accidentally use the wrong file. Not to mention, I’ve gone back to exercising for an hour or two everyday now. The holidays always has too much good food, so I’m preparing myself for Christmas and watching what I eat. 🙂 I need to lose weight for the holidays. So wish me good luck!

Anyhoo, have a goodnight folks.

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It’s about time I get back to writing again.

The Great Twitter Purge!

I’ve deactivated my Twitter account, folks!

Hahahah!

Sharia Twitter was going around suspending people’s accounts, just because they supported Trump or had a different opinion.

FU!

So I took matters into my own hands and decided enough was enough. I’d rather go out on my own terms and I finally did. I’ll be at Gab.ai from now on. Probably forever.

No more censorship for me.

No more fear of having a suspended or blocked account anymore.

Bye bye!

Goodbye Twitter or should I call you Twatter?