GUYS GUYS GUYS!!!!!!!!!!
Lol! takes deep calming breath I has words! Not a terrible lot, but WORDS! ^_^
Last report wordcount + chapter count:
A lot of nothing and driving myself insaner by the day.
Current report WC + CC:
I has words!
8190 words, Chapter 3 on a dark fantasy called “The Fury” (yeah, I know, it’s always something different. Lol!)
Also, working on another Dark Fantasy called “The Raven.” I have two chapters outlined for this, and all my plotting was done in about two hours. Score!!!
And one more thing, I’m also outlining a supernatural sci-fi story I’m calling “Lichen” for now. I have interviews to do and then I’ll be ready to draft! Which I’ll probably start sometime this weekend now that my characters have stopped bickering with each other and are paying attention to me. ^_^
WIP Issues This Month:
No issues. Just the usual new story anxiety and resisting the urge to edit like a crazy person. Well…not trying very hard, which is why my word count isn’t higher. But this is normal for me, so I embrace it.
Four things I learned this month in writing:
1* I’m awesome and it’s okay to admit it. 😉
2* I a bookhugger….maybe I already knew this, but I hugged a few more books than usual this month, including my Kindle App.
3* You can’t actually forget how to write. I spent the entire month of February doing half of nothing except writing bits here and there. I was scared I would be lost forever and anything I wrote would horrible and painful and HARD…but yeah, it’s not. 🙂
4* You really can forget how stuff ends…books, movies, TV shows…You know all those The Office episodes I watched in December? And January? I actually woke up one morning trying to piece together the last episode. Which I did…but I couldn’t believe it took me more than five minutes to remember what happened with Andy Bernard!
What distracted me this month while writing:
I know I keep saying I’m a one project at a time kind of person, but that doesn’t stop me from trying. Lol! Also, this was seriously the only way to calm my brain down. I’ve been obsessed with organization lately. This happens a lot actually whenever I start a new story (ha,ha), and that led me straight into Shiny New Idea Hell. I LOVE the outcome of this kind of frenzy, but all the ideas were making me feel crazy. I think I’ve gotten a grip of myself now though. The good news is, once I organized the new ideas my brain started returning to normal. The bad news, now I have three projects ready to go, and five others that could be ready any day now, but I refuse to look at any of those other ideas until I finish something. I have metaphorical steam leaking out of my brain. (shakes fists at shiny new ideas whilst I resist the urge to hug them)
Goal for next month:
Finish the first draft of something. I don’t want to say a specific project because I’m going to be nice and let my brain work on whatever it wants. There’s no reason I can’t finish a draft in four weeks though, yes? ^_^ But no pressure. My deadline isn’t until the end of May, assuming I can commit to something long enough to finish it.
Last 200 words:
Hmm…My MC in “The Fury” is not the sharing type, but she did pick out three bits I was allowed to share. (I’m not even kidding.) She also said anything in the first chapter was fine, but I suspect she only said that because she knows reading that chapter again has been banned. Lol! This is from Chapter 2. Chapter 3 is still being revised. As is this chapter, but I swear one more time through and I’ll back off!
My father’s jaw had hardened. He picked Kayleigh up and carried her back to the house. Then he fished my mother out of her watery grave. And held her. And held her. And rocked her until the ambulance came. He looked up at me once, and I could see the fear in his eyes, the pleading. Please, don’t turn out like your mother.
It was the last thing he said to me. I can still hear his words bubbling out of the ocean, pulling and tearing at my heart. I was thirteen. It was too late. It had already started. I never told him, but he knows.
And that’s all! Until Next Month. ^_^
I has words! *jumps up and down*