(Belated update, as it seems I forgot to post this last month!)

January was a bit of a roller-coaster, with several good writing days and a lot of bad ones. I also caught COVID, which wasn’t horrible. I actually wrote the most on my WIP the week I was sick. Go figure. I wrapped up rewrites on Chapter 6 in BLOOD OF SALT, TEARS OF PEARL and then ground to a screeching halt on Chapter 7 when I realized that I didn’t actually need the scenes I originally planned to put there. I still haven’t quite figured out what to do with that chapter, but hopefully, I will have a burst of inspiration soon. I did spend some time working out a two-page synopsis to try to examine the story with a different lens, and I think that will help me moving forward with rewrites.

In other news, I started working on a mystery project that I may dabble with when BOSTOP is giving me trouble but I still feel like writing. I’m in the early planning/researching stages right now, with only vague plot ideas floating around. I don’t even have a name for my main character yet. However, I am really excited by the prospect of this project. It’s totally different from anything I’ve written before.

I also did a little brainstorming on my epic fantasy that I will probably never have time to write.

 

Word Counts:

Blog/Newsletter: 916
BLOOD OF SALT, TEARS OF PEARL: 7,353
Epic Fantasy: 583

Total Words Written Last Month: 8,852
Total Words Written in 2022: 8,852

 

Plans for This Month:

My immediate goal for the month is to get Chapter 7 squared away. If I only do that all month, I will consider it a victory, but assuming that I manage to figure that out in a timely manner, I would really like to complete rewrites on Part 2 (Chapters 6-10) this month. That’s a little more than a chapter a week. Doable. But that depends entirely on how quickly I figure out Chapter 7, and whether or not the remaining chapters will require as much effort or not. We shall see.

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