Happy March! Spring is in the air, as evidenced by our unseasonably warm temperatures in North Carolina (although with our state’s weather, this really isn’t surprising). In terms of writing, I have been majorly slacking off during the week, when I told myself I would write 500 words a day. To make up for that, I’ve been writing 2,000 words on Saturday and Sunday. It’s been fairly easy to reach that goal if both of the following conditions are met: (1) I unplug the Internet so I am not distracted, and (2) I am not interrupted, which means writing from about 7 to 8 a.m. I found that I can meet my word count goal in about 40 minutes if I write continuously. The story I’m working on now (tentatively titled “See Them Break,”* although I’ll probably change it to match the rest of the series, which are all titled after male biblical characters) has been very easy to write, despite being a first draft, probably because I have been working with the same characters for a very long time now.
I also had plans to flesh out two new story ideas** I got in November/December, but those have fallen by the wayside for the moment. Camp NaNoWriMo is coming up next month, so I’m thinking that would be a good excuse to actually put one of my ideas into writing.
Hope your 2016 is going well and you’re still working on your goals!
*The title is derived from the lyrics to “Doll Parts” by Hole. Well worth a listen if you haven’t heard it before.
**These are totally new stories that have nothing to do with any existing series, which is rare for me.