A bright and shiny new year is up and rolling! It’s time for another work in progress update! Let’s see what crazy pants has cooked up, shall we?
Last report wordcount + chapter count:
The Raven = FIRST DRAFT DONE!!! (46 Chapters) Dance Kirby Dance!! (>’.’)>^(‘.’^)(^’.’)^<(‘.'<)
Current report WC + CC:
Raven = revision notes organized (because that totally counts)
Also, shiny new project — Painted Chaos: Supernatural/Horror — 17 chapters outlined ^_^
WIP Issues This Month:
No issues. Well, no unusual, out of the ordinary issues. Just my typical: See shiny new idea. Jump on shiny new idea. Shiny new idea sux. Cry. Find new shiny new idea. Scared of new shiny new idea. But new shiny idea puts me under a spell and now I must write it or die. Also, the word “new” is starting to look very strange to my eyes.
What I learned this month in writing:
1* There is no such thing as not having anything to write about. The ideas are there, even when we don’t write them down. We’re just afraid they’re stupid/unmarketable/overdone/whatever, etc.
2* Don’t be afraid of an idea because it doesn’t “look like something you would write.” It’s something you would write, or it wouldn’t have come to you.
3* I swear there was something else, but the brain has fogged on me.
What distracted me this month while writing:
Since I wasn’t writing: Nothing. I’ve watched a lot of television this month, trying to catch up. I succeed in catching up on Stalker and Gotham (so freaking good!) I also deleted some shows I’ve given up. Come on, if it’s been over a year, I clearly don’t want to watch it. But, distractions were welcomed this month. 🙂
Goal for next month:
Finish my story notes for “Painted Chaos” and hopefully finish my outline. I’m guessing I have about 20 chapters left to outline, but of course, that is just a wild guess based on absolutely nothing. Also, start edits on “Raven” by Monday night and get as close to finishing as I can. I project 3 to 6 weeks, so I’ve set a deadline of March 15th. fingers crossed the laziness wears off I wanted to start tomorrow night, but I forget about the Super Bowl because I just don’t care. But I DO care about hanging out with cool people.
Last 200 words:
Wrote no words. howl at the moon So I leave this limerick for you instead: ahem
The woman’s name was terror
Though throughout the land no one was fairer
In a cottage buried in snow
She had a daughter, how she glowed
With a kindness that couldn’t be rarer
She grew up well and much admired
But with that mother she was undesired
If only the woman would burn, burn, burn
While she watched on unconcerned
And thus the girl conspired…
And I’m sure it only gets worse from here. ^^ OMG, so hard to find words that rhyme with terror, geez. Also, haven’t written a limerick in over a decade. Not my favorite kind of poem to write. Lol! But fun. ^^