Ah yes. October. This has been the longest month yet! After ten days, it felt like three weeks. But it’s okay, because I love October! And lucky for me, I also love November! 🙂 Onto the update!!
Last report wordcount + chapter count:
“Nevermore” (formerly known as “Raven”) = 68,444 words, Chapter 8 of 46 on rewrite
Current report WC + CC:
“Behind Stone and Shadows” (formerly known as “Nevermore”) = 76,113 words, Chapter 46 of 46 on rewrite
Currently brainstorming non-crappy working titles for my next project
Yep, changed my title again. 😀
But I met my goal, y’all!! For the first time ALL FREAKING YEAR! Working on the same story and everything. Can you believe that? ^_^
WIP Issues This Month:
Seriously, though, I lost all confidence in this story about 30 single-spaced pages from the end. ALL CONFIDENCE. I really only finished because the thought of quitting that close to the end made me want to smack myself. Also, the ending is my favorite part. More also, I already had a CP lined up for it, and while I tried to give her an out, she wouldn’t take it (haha…) I feel silly to have even thought about it now – I wasn’t even having a hard time with it or anything. I just had one those, “What were you thinking! This is terrible!! No one wants to read this!!!” kind of moments. x_x
Most of the month was fine though. Obviously.
What I learned this month in writing:
1 – We’re just going to have days when we think our stories suck. No matter how good it was going the weeks before. Or even minutes before. It just happens. Often out of the blue. And we just have to keep working on it anyway (within reason).
2 – All shiny new ideas are the best things ever when they first show up. It’s the ones that stick around after the shiny wears off that are worth writing about. 😉
3 – I really must have some kind of plan before I start. Otherwise something goes horribly wrong with the story.
4 – Winter is coming. 😛
What distracted me this month while writing:
Um…life? Everything has just worn me out. Several annoying things happened at once, all piling on top of each other to make a stressful mountain for Krystal. But I had lots of fun things, too – like the opera and ballet and movies and early Christmas shopping and hanging out with cool people – though that also wore me out. So, since I finished my story, I’ve been watching old episodes of Good Mythical Morning on Youtube. Can’t stop. Too much entertainment. 🙂 It’s the closest I can get to hibernating.
Goal for next month:
Start outlining a shiny new idea – if it will let me (but it’s not looking like it will right now, haha). Also, start the next round of edits on “Behind Stone and Shadows” (which may or may not be called something else by the end of next month – more haha).
Last 200 words:
The end 🙂
I hope great things are happening in Writing Land!! ^_^