Last report wordcount + chapter count/scene count: 47,969 words and 20 chapters
Current report WC + CC/ SC: 51,128 words and 21 1/2 chapters
WIP Issues This Month: This looks terrible, like I hardly did anything at all this month, right? (And last month I was beating myself up for making MORE progress.) But I’m actually in a good place, writing-wise. Aside from one unfortunate week I couldn’t manage to do any fiction work, I was REALLY busy with my first post-sale revisions for NOBODY’S GODDESS. I deleted and added a few thousand words to that manuscript, shifted things around and read the entire thing once and am working on reading it again and incorporating more changes. My deadline is April 30th and I’m well on track. So even though I didn’t get much work done on THE NEVER VEIL #2, I at least got past the 50,000 word milestone!
Four things I learned this month in writing: 1. You can never “forget” to write.
2. Editing never really ends. (Well, I hear it does when the book is in print, but you know…)
3. Fantasizing about fiction writing as a full-time job doesn’t help any, ha.
4. I can juggle many, many fiction projects at once.
What distracted me this month while writing: Being busy at work and life, as usual. It was my birthday, and that was fun. I went to C2E2 in Chicago yesterday! And on April 11th, I co-hosted a release party for THE SOUL HEALER, which was super fun. (I want to do one next year for mine!)
I haven’t had as much time to devote to it this month, but I’ve also been busy… querying for an agent. Since I’m planning to try to enter some Pitch Contests soon and it’s been a bit, I think I can say that publicly this time! (This was what was bumming me out last month.) I’ll miss my last agent and appreciate everything he did for me, but we had to part ways for reasons beyond my control.
Goal for next month: Since I’ll be passing the baton on NOBODY’S GODDESS edits to my editor, I can get back to focusing on trying to finish the first draft of THE NEVER VEIL #2! I hope I do! I mean, I haven’t gotten as many words done per month as I’d like, but I think I’m close. Then I plan to set it aside before I edit (because I think it’ll need a bit of work) and work on finishing the draft of my NaNoWriMo project I burnt out on. I’ve been feeling the need to go back and finish that.
Last 200 words: Can’t because it’s a sequel.