I’ve only written a total of 19,891 this month, which is a lot less than I’d like. Things haven’t gone well this month with The Shadow Raven; I thought I finally had it sorted out about halfway through the month and was able to write another chapter, but then I got stuck again and now I’m not sure where I want it to go.
The smoothest writing I was able to do was a couple thousand on The Masked Captain over the course of a couple days. It was nice to just let the words flow. Unfortunately, I don’t know the world of that one well enough to comfortably continue writing. It’s on standby along with so many others.
I did barely any reading last month. I read and reviewed Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes and read Skies of Dripping Gold by Hannah Heath and five chapters of Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne (which I’m rereading), but I didn’t read nearly as much as I would have liked and all of that was in the beginning of the month. I’m hoping to read more next month, but we’ll see how that goes.
Goals for April
My goals in writing for April are to finish and do the first round of edits on The Heart of the Baenor for Camp NaNoWriMo. I’d also like to work on The Shadow Raven here and there if I can, but I don’t know that that’ll happen.
As for reading, I’d like to read the books I planned to read this month (the last thirteen chapters of The Hobbit, the remainder of Midnight Thief, and all of Randoms by David Liss and The Dragon Within by Melody Jackson) and review two of them as I’d planned.
I’m also participating in a blog challenge this month, both here on Scribes & Archers and also on a group blog I’m part of called Our Mind Palace. I’ll be posting one post each day (except Sundays) for the remainder of April, each post for a letter of the alphabet. On here I’ll be posting excerpts from novels and on Our Mind Palace I’ll be posting on a little bit of everything including music, history, movies, and baking. (And also writing, because I can’t not write about writing if I try.) Tuesday’s writing tips and Wednesday’s character interviews will continue as scheduled, so you’ll be getting two posts on each of those days.
Are you participating in Camp NaNoWriMo? What project will you be working on?