February was a hectic month. I questioned my abilities to write a good story and I wondered whether my time would be better spent pursuing a new job outside the home. The only real conclusion I have reached is … I love to write. I wish it benefited me financially to do so, but hey, we can’t have our cake and eat it too, right? We’ll get through summer and see where we end up in the fall.
Here it is March already and it’s about time I post my monthly update!
Edits… I am still rewriting ‘Rise of the Angerroots’. Slow, slow, slow going… but I have also been distracted by other things. The problem I have with this story is that I spent too long to write it with too much time in between. That sounds a little odd, I know. I’ve changed my mind about too many elements of the story, including character names, and that just makes for an editing nightmare.
Writing… I am halfway through the prequel novella and writing it has helped me fine tune rewrites on Rise of the Angerroots. I understand where the characters are coming from a little better. The downside – this adds to my editing nightmare. (Ha!) Anyway, because I’m crazy and can’t seem to focus on one idea at a time, I have also started writing a comedy romance. My friend, Joe, will be making his debut as a fictional character as the owner of a high class Italian restaurant. He’s thrilled. Or scared. I’m not sure.
The Challenge… I committed to writing 365,000 words this year. I hit 103, 000 at the end of February. Yes! That is like two NaNoWrimo’s.
Short Story Contest… Remember ‘Point of Entry’? Results of the round one entries should be available on March 15th. Round 2 begins shortly after. My fingers are still crossed and I hope to share good news soon. And if I make it, you can bet ‘Point of Entry’ will make an appearance on the blog. 😉 I just received an email this morning about Writer’s Digest annual contest so hey, maybe I will join that one, too. The deadline is May 6th.
I’ve taken a break from participating in the Weekend Writing Warriors while I try to get my stories organized but I do plan to get back to that soon.
That’s about it for now. Let’s think spring! I can’t wait to see some green in the trees and flowers in the garden again. Enjoy March. 🙂