The entire month was… well, a bit of a non-event, writing wise. The university semester started to pick up, and my two projects got trampled on by a mad stampede of assignments and exams. Not fun.
I think I looked at my editing project (EXCALIBUR) once during the entire month. That’s how bad my month was. But to be honest, I really shouldn’t blame my lack of writing on university. Laziness and a I-prefer-writing-over-editing feeling are also to blame. Uni’s just the scapegoat.
My Untitled YA Fantasy Idea fared a little better (but only a little!). I attribute this to the fact that it’s still in the planning stage, and so I can work on it in my head.
(…okay, and maybe the I-prefer-writing-over-editing feeling too.)
Whatever the reasons, I actually have something to show for my work: I wrote out character outlines for the three protagonists, and this past week I’ve been researching how to create maps. I even created a really-really-really-really rough outline. As in, so rough it’s really just so I know what to draw when it comes time to draw the map.
So yeah, sadly not much of an update this month, but I still think writing this post was important for me. Because of university, I’ve been really focusing on things day-by-day (as in, “X is due in two days, Y is due on Friday, and Z is due next Tuesday…”) rather than looking at the big picture. That probably has also contributed to the lack of writing – I didn’t notice it had gotten so out of hand until I looked at the entire month as a whole. So for April, I’m going to work on looking at the month as a whole. I don’t know how I’ll do it yet, maybe mark writing days on a calendar, or something like that, but I’ll do something that will help me focus a bit better.
Needless to say, I’m now behind the rest of the Project 2012 group, but hopefully I’ll be able to catch up to them quickly. By now I was supposed to have finished looking at the big picture, and I should be looking at the different chapters, and making sure they all belong.
Anyway, that’s enough from me today. Your turn! Tell me how your writing’s going. Have you had a really good month, or, like me, has life just gotten in the way? Let me know in the comments!