Hey folks! So I’m pretty excited because yesterday I reached the HALFWAY point on book 3! This is a pretty big accomplishment for me because of the short amount of time it’s taken to get to this point. Admittedly, I did start book 3 a while ago, but the last couple weeks I’ve gotten through about a fourth of it.
Another update: I’ve decided where I’m going when I finish book 3! Of course I’ll start by editing/revising/rewriting both 2 and 3, but then I’ve got another pair of stories for the same world: other people dealing with the aftermath of Lacey’s adventures.
Okay, thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Long time no write – and in more ways than one!
So where did we leave off? Well, I was prepping for NaNoWriMo. Let me tell you, I failed miserably. I had everything scheduled and a decent idea of what I was going to be writing and then I just didn’t. I don’t feel bad about it. I’m not a winter writer – my creative faculties are suppressed by the cold and dark. If you ever experience depression or SAD you know what I mean.
But I’m returning to creativity! For Valentine’s day my boyfriend got me a bunch of art supplies – which of course I have been using in making maps (what else, really?). And that sparks my creativity. I’ve got a few ideas for new stories, and of course all of my old ones (which I should really go through one of these days).
Yesterday I got my first rejection letter! It didn’t sting as much as I thought it would – but that’s probably because I didn’t dwell on it too much – I had other things to do/think about. Another reason is probably the lack of writing lately – I can’t feel too bad about something I’m not actively pursuing.
Of course, that’s about to change! I’m getting back to the ol’ writing game, even if it’s slow and painful (which it probably will be). And I put the letter up on my wall to remind me that I can do better – which I will!
My first step is to finish writing book three of the Salvation trilogy (and finish typing book 2). I guess I better go dig them up out of storage!
In the meantime, I’ll share some of my maps that I’ve done lately. I’m also thinking about doing a sort of mini-series to help me get back into writing – nothing very intense or long, but a few paragraphs here every couple days or so. I bring it up only because I’m thinking of putting it directly here, on Adventures in Writing. Which kind of needs a new title. Hmm. Things to think about.
I’ve been awake for nearly 24 hours – forgive my rambling!
Write on, my friends!
So. I made a goal of editing a chapter a week. So far, I’ve edited another page. A chapter a week is hard when I work full-time and want to spend time with friends. But that isn’t an excuse. I need to get some work done on the novel.
But you know, I don’t feel too bad about not getting the editing done, considering the amount of work I’ve done on it this year and also that I’ve revised and edited it several times already. In addition, I’m still writing, but it’s poetry rather than prose.
How are your projects coming along?
Take care, fellow travelers.