Although this is the first Camp NaNo of the year, April has been surprisingly uneventful for me.
For this particular Camp, I opted to focus on writing some shorter novellas. Although I had two picked out for sure, with a third and fourth as extra possibilities, my first novella spiraled well out of novella territory. I ended up setting that one aside temporarily, but I’ll probably return to it later in May to finish it up.
I did end up falling behind a bit, but I’m hoping to catch up on that in the next couple of days.
How was your April?
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?
2021 is officially underway. For me, it’s been a busy month—largely due to taking on more than I could handle this month.
On top of all the little projects I wanted to get done, I also had my reading challenge this month, which I ended up not doing a whole lot for. So far I’m only about twenty pages into Seanan McGuire’s Every Heart a Doorway. I’m making more of an effort to block out time specifically for reading in February.
I mentioned earlier in the month I had two side projects for the blog here. One of those is updating my short stories page. So far I haven’t had a lot of success on that, in part due to the fact I’d like to move away from plain links. I’m hoping to eventually get thumbnail images set up in a sort of ‘gallery’. I’m setting that as my main blog focus throughout February as I know several of the shorts don’t currently have cover images.
Writing wise I didn’t manage to finish anything. I spent a little bit of time bouncing around on projects. I did however, manage to keep track of my wordcount. As of writing this post (on 1/27) I’ve written a total of 44,260 words.
With the month closing out I’m looking towards February. I’ve got a couple of projects in mind that I want to get finished up next month. Hopefully this cuts down on the massive list of forever-unfinished pieces I have so far.
How was your month? What plans do you have for February?
Despite being extremely busy for most of the month, it feels like October has crawled by. Even while nearing the end, I’m surprised at how far away the beginning of the month feels. Part of that is probably because of several responsibilities I’m having to juggle and readjust this month. The last couple of months have been busy for me, and I’m having to reassess what goals I have time to contribute towards.
Unfortunately, one of the things that got hit the hardest this month was my time for writing. I haven’t really worked on anything. Although I didn’t declare a particular project for the month, I did have aims to get some of my older notes typed up (these are largely the ones that have begun to fade from age and use). That didn’t happen.
You may know from my earlier post that even my NaNo Prep is largely nonexistent. I haven’t even announced my NaNo project yet. I’m hoping to get a couple of hours in the next couple of days to at least make a decision one way or the other, but I may end up doing that on the first of November. If nothing else, I figure I can use the standard fifty-thousand goal of NaNo to finish up a couple of the projects on my lengthy, unfinished list.
How was your October? Let me know in the comments below!
August has been a quiet month. After some of the insanity that’s been happening in the last few months, I’m happy for a little bit of peace. There’s still a lot left of the year, and that means plenty of time for things to change.
This month was the launch of my new serial Seventh which is in the same universe as Crimson and Gold, though following different characters. I’m expecting the serial to run through to October and will be continuing to update it on Fridays.
As for what’s in progress right now, I’ve been focusing on some of my older projects for most of this month, revamping and revising a few of them. It’s been enjoyable, but it’s also been eating up a lot of time.
For September, I’m hoping to get at least one of those older projects completely redone and ready to go for the next round of drafting and editing. Beyond that I realize I haven’t been great about keeping up on adding photos to my post and want to work on that a little.
How has your month been?