This month has been rough. I didn’t get much accomplished this month, even in the small things. Although I started out with a plan for the month and a chosen project, my focus has largely been derailed due to personal events.
I didn’t end up reading a whole lot this month. I’d wanted to finish my book from January before starting on a new one. That’s still sitting fairly unread on my nightstand. Nor did I get a lot of writing done. Over the three different projects I tried to work through I ended up falling short of twenty-five thousand by a but two hundred words.
I’m hoping March turns out a little better, but for right now I’m not putting anything super solid down in the plans.
How was your February?
Admittedly, January did not see a huge amount of things actually getting ‘done’ owing to the fact I took on a lot more than I really had time for. However, I’ve taken a little bit of time and hopefully gotten myself reorganized.
February’s main writing project is the second draft of a paranomal novel I’ve had sitting on the list for ages. I last opened the silly thing all the way back in 2019. It’s still incredibly rough, and at this point the plan is to polish it up and begin querying it for traditional publication. That’s still a long ways off however.
On the blog side of things, I’d like to get my short stories page reorganized. Ideally I want to turn it from a list of links into a gallery, showcasing the header images for each story. Because not all of these stories have header images, the first part of getting this accomplished is to update all the ones currently missing images.
If you’re supporting me over on Patreon you’ll get early access to this month’s short story, plus an exclusive behind-the-scenes video for an upcoming project. Patrons will also get a couple of other treats this month, so if you’re interested in finding out more about that, check out my page here.
Although last month wasn’t fantastic for reading, I’m all set for February’s challenges. February’s challenge plot is Obstacles to Romance. Location is Seoul, South Korea (I’ve chosen Wicked Fox by Kat Cho for this one!). The title word is breath and the cover image is a heart.
What’s on your calendar for February?
Where January crawled by, February seems to have gone in a blink. That might have something to do with the fact that there’s been a huge amount going on outside of writing.
I mentioned last month I was looking at having to get a new computer, and it ended up happening sooner than expected. My poor keyboard finally gave out, with both my n key becoming harder to use and the spacebar actually breaking. I’ve now got a new laptop to work from and will be recycling the old one once I’ve completely wiped all my files from it.
Although I’d planned to work on a rewrite for this month, that ended up largely falling to the side. As I started to dig into the story, I found more problems with the setting that were promising conflict but not delivering. As a result, my total word count for the month came in just over thirty-thousand.
I haven’t quite decided what I’m working on for next month but I’m inclined to return to some of my shorter works. I think a break from the long form might be a good idea.
How was your February?