This month has been a slow one for me.
A lot of really wonderful things happened and lots of waiting happened, and lots of stress and anxiety happened (even though I keep telling myself how good things are...because they really are!).
And all in all, it was a month.
Working full time while writing can be difficult sometimes, but I’ve carved out a really nice writing routine these days I think, and do manage to get a solid hour and twenty minutes usually every day before I leave for work, and then if I have less things scheduled for the weekend then I do a bunch of hours wherever I can.
So here is the lowdown....
What did I do this month?
This month, I met up with my writing group, Adelaide’s Novelist Circle, and we dedicated a whole evening to discussing a novel I had submitted for them earlier. I got some really great and constructive feedback, really really helpful!
I am still taking a break from that manuscript at the moment however, but in a couple months when I am finished the initial draft of my current project, then I will utilse all the feedback to hopefully end up with a much stronger novel.
I really loved writing it and am looking forward to polishing it some more soon.
In other writing news, I started a new project last month!! Yay!
Actually I had planned to spend the month working on my author profile (so cleaning this site up and getting into using social media a lot more than I actually do – oh twitter, why do you confuse me so??!!). But instead I obviously began working on a whole new contemporary YA novel, which is pretty damn exciting but also totally not really my plan at all.
But oh well....
I LOVE writing that first draft. It is difficult and scary, but there is nothing better than putting a story together and seeing it take shape on the page. :)
The new novel is bit of a horror I think, and hopefully will pull together how I envision it. So far I have completed Part One of the story, which sits at about 35,000 words, so I am pleased with how that is tracking after one month.
So..... I guess that is it from me until next month...... have a lovely one!
And please feel free to tell me about your own goals and months if you are reading this!! :)
Bye for now!