hail the pumpkin king: #FirstDraftSeries

click here to see more of my #FirstDraftSeries on IG!

click here to see more of my #FirstDraftSeries on IG!


Hi. I'm currently attempting to meet several deadlines and will soon disappear until December probably. But I wanted to just pop by to say I'm in the home stretch of the first draft of my WIP hail the pumpkin king.

Two days ago, I broke 100,000 words in the draft and admittedly sort of hated myself. This is because my first draft of Privateer was 135,000 words long and editing that sh*t was not very nice, precious.

BUT then I decided, you know what, self-loathing is dumb, I should really be impressed that I actually keep 100K words just lying around in my brain. So I told myself I was going to finish the first draft by Halloween, because I figure... I can totally do this in a little more than two weeks, right? Right. Sure. Good.


Also, last weekend, I got sick and drank like half a bottle of NyQuil and then I decided it would be a great idea to start posting quotes from my first draft on Instagram, to motivate myself to meet my deadline.

How... exactly... does this motivate me? I have no idea! I was 100% drunk on NyQuil and did not think it through!

But it's now a thing that is happening, so if you have any interest whatsoever in seeing my #FirstDraftSeries unfold, I will be posting short quotes from my first draft of hail the pumpkin king on my Instagram (@samchaffin) until Halloween. And then I'm stopping because of reasons. Like, NaNoWriMo reasons.

Oh God. *puts hands over ears and runs*

Go home, Sam, you're still drunk. Comment below with your favorite line from your first draft/current WIP!