Last report wordcount + chapter count/scene count: 1. 88,537 words and 36 chapters in NEVER VEIL 3 (first edits complete, sent off to beta, but I hadn’t had a chance to go over her edits for the first few chapters yet)
2. Short story: Just an outline
Current report WC + CC/ SC: 88,544 words and 36 chapters in NEVER VEIL 3 (I’d just started making changes based on beta’s suggestions, but I had to set it aside to work on short story)
2. Short story: 4399 words
(I also write a short 2000-ish-word scene from the lord’s POV for my NOBODY’S GODDESS book tour.)
WIP Issues This Month: Finding time to write and getting back into drafting–I hadn’t drafted since November!
Four things I learned this month in writing: 1. It’s really hard for me to juggle fiction writing with work writing, but I try anyway. 0-o
2. You can feel like your first draft of something is crap but have to keep pushing through it when you’re on a tight deadline.
3. It’s hard for me to avoid info-dumping in a short story. Maybe I’ll fix it in revisions.
4. Enthusiasm for your debut is a great mood-booster!
What distracted me this month while writing: So much! I participated in the Spring 2015 YA Scavenger Hunt in early April and made an appearance on a lot of blogs to promote NOBODY’S GODDESS, both for my book tour and as guest spots. NOBODY’S GODDESS released on the 21st, yay. It was also my birthday and my boyfriend’s birthday the week before. Plus, we went to C2E2 in Chicago just yesterday.
Goal for next month: I have to finish and polish up this short story–it’s on deadline for something I can’t announce yet, but it will be published! (Assuming they don’t think it sucks after reading it. ;-; It was taken on outline, so…) Even though I have a lot of work this weekend, I really want to finish it before Monday. Then I have to finish my beta-suggested edits for NEVER VEIL 3 because it’s due to my publisher June 1st and she turned in all her suggestions, so it’s just waiting on me! That’s enough for me, so no other writing goals for the month! And I’ll be traveling to NY the last week of May to do my first book signing–at BookCon!