Eeep, where is the year going? I think I say that every month, but it never seems to change. I am stunned that it’s moving by so quickly.
I had a few goals for June, and I’m not interested in going back to see what they were as I am pretty sure I bombed on them a few times. I did, however, complete the latest round of revision on the novella formerly known as Mocha Nihilism. I also submitted three short stories, and while I’m pretty sure they will all get rejected, it’s just nice to have something out doing the rounds.
This month I’m going to do something a bit different, in that it’s pretty much all about a first draft. Two days ago I started working on Chasing Ascension (which feels great, btw, now that I don’t have MN in the back of my head going ‘finish revising me, finish revising me!’). I’ve set a teeny tiny daily goal (100), but am finding that because it’s so low, I am hitting it, and steadily increasing the number of words I get out. I mean, a chimp can write 100 words a day, so I can totally do it. I HAVE to, otherwise I’m a tadpole or something (they can’t write 100 words a day as flopping from key to key is far too tiring and they would die from the effort). I don’t want to be a tadpole. So I’m writing.
MN is currently out with a million readers (okay, seven, but it’s possibly the most I’ve ever had read one thing other than when I was at Critters.org so it feels like a lot) and I am doing my very best to pretend that isn’t the case. It’s not that I think they will rip it to shreds, it’s just that right now I’ve worked on it a lot and I don’t want to think about all the potential revisions they will come back to me with 😉 All in good time, my friends, all in good time.
So, that’s me. I’m also hoping to find time to revise a couple more short stories and get those out into the world, but mostly I’m focusing on CA. It’s the first first draft of a longer piece in a long time, and will be a great warm up for when I start writing Saving Tomorrow (after I do my final passes of MN and send that out to a couple of places).
What are you up to this month?