Category: Monthly Wrap-Up

Farewell to January – 2019

Farewell to January – 2019

The first month of the year is already gone. Am I the only one who felt like that just flew by?

January’s Writing

I did almost no drafting last month. I did go over chapter 1 of Slander & Steel, armed with critique from one of the Story Embers people, but I haven’t even finished that yet, and I still have eight chapters to go at the end of the book, so… I really need to buckle down on that in February, or decide to step away. The main problem with this draft is that I’ve read it all so many times I can’t identify what the problems are anymore, I just know there are problems, so it might be time to step back until I can pass it off to someone else for critique.

I did Continue reading “Farewell to January – 2019”

Farewell to December

Farewell to December

This wrap-up should be interesting, since I have no notation whatsoever to go off of. (My bullet journaling fell apart in October so I haven’t kept track of word count, and my regular journaling fell apart sometime in November.) But I’m going to try to wrap up my December anyway.

December’s Writing

I wrote somewhere around 6.5k this month. I wrote a short story for a Secret Santa swap, began another Continue reading “Farewell to December”

Farewell to August

Farewell to August

August’s Writing

I wrote about 24,500 words last month, out of my 45,000 goal. I don’t know how much of that went toward The Shadow Raven in the end, but it’s words toward something, at the very least, lol. There were a few days – including a couple in a row earlier this week – that I got a lot written of The Shadow Raven (1,500+), but overall it’s still slow going.

I just got The Heart of the Baenor back from Continue reading “Farewell to August”

Farewell to July

Farewell to July

July’s Writing

I didn’t write nearly as much as I wanted to in July. My original Camp NaNo goal was 50k, but near the end I decided to lower it to 30k because I just wasn’t writing as much as I wanted to and I knew I wouldn’t make it to 50k. I did make it to 30k, though, so I did get a pretty good amount written.

My main focus in July was editing The Heart of the Baenor, and I did finish that, so that’s good. I’ve been enjoying editing a lot with this story, but I’m glad to be done with the third draft and glad to take a break from it for August. I’ve been editing for a really long time, it feels like, and so even though I’m enjoying seeing it get better I’m also getting a little burnt out on it and I think my taking a brief break is going to be good for me and for the story. Continue reading “Farewell to July”

Farewell to June

Farewell to June

June’s Writing

I wrote a total of 45,229 this month. Some of that was on The Shadow Raven, some was on The Heart of the Baenor, some was on blogging and some was on a short story that I started writing as a possibility to enter into the Story Embers writing contest at the last minute and decided against.

The Shadow Raven is up to 75,915 words now, which means it’s longer than The Last Assassin, but there’s still a month and a half of story time before it’ll catch up with The Last Assassin sufficiently that I can move on to The King’s Paladin and get that caught up. And then I have to be super careful and strategic about which scenes I write in which books and from who’s POV and things start to get really complicated. But it’ll be fun! Once I get there. The Shadow Raven apparently has longer chapters than The Last Assassin, considering it’s almost 76k with 23 chapters and The Last Assassin is approximately 74k with 30 chapters.

Also, EDITING! I’ve been Continue reading “Farewell to June”