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Saturday, August 4, 2018

New ABP Chapters Posted

Written by Kodi Wolf at 8:46 AM

I know I said I would get these up on Thursday, but it ended up being a little more involved than I thought it would be.

Anyway, I've finally posted Days 18-20 of A Bondage Primer.

Those three chapters are over 50,000 words, which is one of the reasons it's taken me so long to update again (not to mention all the medical crap that's been happening this year). I have more chapters in the process of being finalized, which at this point, I'm just hoping to get posted by the end of the year.

And just a quick little reminder in case you missed my last update on this story back in December...

The warnings were updated at that time to include a lot of stuff I know will be coming up in the story at some point based on my outline, so you might want to check those out if you haven't already. These chapters in particular include more details about Ryan's abusive childhood, but I'm hoping that's offset by the short duration of those scenes compared to the copious amounts of sex. :)

You can read the new chapters here on the site:

A Bondage Primer

Or download the Kindle MOBI, EPUB, or PDF ebook versions:

A Bondage Primer ebooks

Make sure you're logged in or you won't be able to access anything.

Anyway, I hope you like the new chapters. Let me know what you think (good or bad).

If you need help transferring the ebook to your device, try this tutorial on Book Launch: How to Transfer Your Ebook to Your Favorite Reading Device

If you're still having problems after that, let me know and I'll try to help. This is my first time offering the MOBI and EPUB versions, so I'm a little nervous about it. I hope I got it right.

Happy reading. :)

Thursday, August 2, 2018

At Least I Hit My Word Count

Written by Kodi Wolf at 12:15 PM

July was the opposite of June. I started off barely getting any words written and then managed to hit my word count in the last few days of the month.

My total word count for July was 18,588, which averages out to 600 words per day. My lowest words per day was 51 and my highest was 2,634.

Part of what slowed me down at the beginning of the month was that Corene and I spent the first week cleaning up and organizing the house. With all the medical stuff that's been going on, it was getting pretty bad, but we buckled down and got most of the house picked up. It feels a lot less stressful now, which has been great.

We even repurposed the office to make space for an exercise area, since I've relocated to the recliner couch due to back and neck issues. I now have a space to do some minimal exercising and Corene's inversion table is more accessible without being in the way of everything else. I really like being able to just walk in there and do some quick exercises.

Of course, the medical stuff hasn't stopped. After treating what my doctor thought was ringworm for two months and not getting anywhere, and then having a random breakout of hives all over my legs and arms, I ended up at the dermatologist and had a biopsy taken on my thigh.

Thankfully, it just turned out to be pigmented purpuric dermatoses (yay, a new diagnosis, just what I wanted... not). It's sort of like my body just decides to randomly form bruises in large patches all over my legs and arms. There's nothing they can really do about it, but it doesn't hurt, it's not contagious, and it isn't linked to anything more dire, so at least there's that. :)

Oh, and I don't think I mentioned it before because I was getting tired of writing about even more medical crap, but I've been dealing with wrist issues for several months now. The doctors wanted to do an MRI with contrast, but that seemed really invasive to me, so I just stuck with doing some exercises and happened on one that seems to have been really effective: traction.

All I've been doing is grabbing on to the refrigerator door handle and pulling from the side so it doesn't open for a couple sets of 10 seconds each and that seems to have made a huge improvement on my pain and mobility. Way better than the exercises I was given, which were actually increasing my pain.

Well, I'm working on a site update, so let me get back to that and see if I can get that up in the next couple hours.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Struggling With Lights

Written by Kodi Wolf at 2:36 PM

June started off awesome. I wrote over 11,000 words in the first 8 days. Then I kind of crashed and burned the rest of the month.

My total word count for June was 17,405, which averages out to 580 words per day. My lowest words per day was 94 and my highest was 4,268.

So I think I figured out what happened.

For one thing, I'm dealing with more medical stuff, which is always stressful and seems to be a little moreso since I really haven't had a break since the beginning of the year.

I've also realized I've gotten out of the habit of writing for characters that have a main plot besides the relationship.

I've been writing scenes for A Bondage Primer for the past couple years and I've gotten used to writing for two characters who genuinely love each other and want to be together. There's very little background drama. It's all about them working out their relationship. It's mostly dialogue and sex scenes or cuddling scenes.

Then I started trying to write Lights of Life and kept struggling with each and every sentence. I had to show Jess and Kaylee doing things that are relevant to the plot rather than each other. I'm also dealing with two people who haven't come right out and said they're attracted to each other, and one of them is actively fighting that attraction.

So basically, writing their scenes was stressing me out. :)

It was also making me think the story was broken because if I'm not having a good time writing, the reader probably isn't going to have a good time reading. That idea was really undermining my confidence, which was making writing almost impossible because my inner critical editor wouldn't shut up long enough for me to be creative.

Of course, I only realized all this a few days ago, so I haven't really worked on any fixes, but I think I should be able to get back to it soon.

After looking at it more objectively, I've realized I only have a few more setup scenes to get through before I'll be able to start introducing more sexual tension into the scenes, which makes writing them a lot more fun. I also realized that while I might be taking forever to write the text, it really is only a few paragraphs here and there. And I can always come back to it later and edit where necessary. There just has to be something there for me to edit in the first place.

Which means I have to write it, even if it isn't great.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Finished the Outline for Lights

Written by Kodi Wolf at 11:42 PM

I did it. I finally finished the outline for Lights of Life. It was just under the wire at 11:46pm last night, but I completed it by the end of May, which was my goal. So yay!

My total word count for May was 33,030, which averages out to 1,065 words per day. My lowest words per day was 247 and my highest was 7,504.

And I know those 7,504 words look kind of impressive, but they were actually from two different writing sessions yesterday because my hours are a little weird. I wrote 2,924 words towards the end of my 'day,' which was actually yesterday morning, then wrote another 4,580 words after I woke up yesterday afternoon (I slept from about 7:30am until 3pm).

Anyway, so now I have an outline and a pretty detailed scene list to work from. I did have a little cleanup work to do today, like moving details I came up with later to their appropriate scenes earlier and expanding on a few scenes here and there, but now that that's mostly done, I think I'm good to go to finally start the actual writing.

But I think I'll start that tomorrow, since I've already written about 900 words today, plus this post.

I also might give it a few days to settle before I start working on it. I kind of feel like getting this particular goal done has sort of opened up some space for me to maybe work on some other projects I've been putting off (ABP, X:WS, others), but we'll see.

For now, I'm just going to relax for a bit and enjoy this feeling of accomplishment. :)

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Still Outlining Lights

Written by Kodi Wolf at 10:27 PM

I didn't quite get the outline finished for Lights of Life, but I'm close. I'm mostly just going back through it and filling in the remaining gaps and trying to work out the ending sequence of events, so I should be able to start writing the actual story text soon. I'm hoping that'll up my word count as well, since I seem to write for longer when I'm working on a scene.

My total word count for April was 24,074, which averages out to 802 words per day. My lowest words per day was 124 and my highest was 3,177.

I'm actually getting really excited about finishing the outline and starting on the actual writing. As I've gone back over my notes and outlines for scenes, I've really wanted to stop and work on them. But I also know I need to get the outline finished so I'm not flying blind. I've found it's rather demoralizing when I end up having to rewrite huge chunks because I've forgotten to include something important.

That's the problem I've been running into with all my stories and it's why they all stalled for about 15 years. I got to a point where I didn't know where I was going and then when I figured it out, I realized I needed to rewrite everything that had gone before because the next bits I wanted to write wouldn't make sense without the added setup.

Now that I've gotten 2+ years of daily writing under my belt, I'm hoping to focus that habit into working on my stories in a particular order that will get them done, including the rewrites.

So for Lights, that meant first going through my previous beta-reading comments and figuring out how to fix what some of my readers didn't like (but only where I agreed with them and thought the changes would improve the story).

Then I worked on outlining those changes while figuring out which bits of the original story I wanted to keep and which bits should be cut or rewritten.

And most recently, I've been outlining all the rest of the scenes to the end of the story so I'll know where I'm going when I finally get to the writing.

Doing all that prep work has already shown me where I can drop in bits of foreshadowing that were either lacking before or were in the wrong place.

I've also left a lot of the little details open so I know when I get to the actual writing of each scene, there'll still be plenty for me to discover to make the writing fun and interesting. My characters tend to throw me curve balls anyway, so giving myself that space to explore should hopefully keep me from freaking out when I inevitably go off script.

Well, back to work.