I hope this finds everyone well, staying safe and healthy and busy doing the neglected things. My good wishes go out to you all.
This month has been a lesson in things not going as planned. I don’t think I’m alone there. However, good things have come out of this month too, and I’d like to take a moment to celebrate them.
- I met my March goal for this blog though, of course, it ended up looking different than I planned.
- I met most of my quarterly goals, which is more encouraging than I can say.
- I became 100% self-employed. Scary but exciting.
In the midst of this global crisis, good things are still happening.
I’m still writing. I don’t really know what else to do. Life goes on and these books don’t write themselves.
I have an idea I hope you’ll like for April.
As I said in my previous post about the NaNo Life, I’ll be participating in Camp NaNoWriMo again this April.
My project is BOOK 3, which is currently about a third written. I began this project back in 2016, plotting it meticulously in PREPTOBER and writing my heart out in that year’s November NaNoWriMo.
The characters, regardless of my efforts, threw out my plan and have insisted on telling their own stories. That is something I didn’t plan and didn’t know how to handle at the time.
Tomorrow I return to writing with abandon…no editing allowed…which is both nightmarish and exhilarating. I never know what’s going to come out when I just sit down to type, and these characters have surprised me more than once.
I think, instead of abandoning the blog this month, I will share some of what I’m doing. Would you like to see fiction samples? See more into the writing process? Something else?
You tell me.