I sort of feel the signs of burnout coming on, so I’m planning to take it easier on myself in August. I’m not going to make myself write just to write something during this month, and focus instead on cleaning up stuff I’ve already written. I’m sure I’ll write some new material over August, but I won’t have some hidden word count goal I’m trying to meet.
On July 9, 2018, I published my debut novel and officially got myself out there in the self-publishing world.
Bowman Leafwing is always flying himself right into trouble. In an idyllic forest haven, a young wood sprite must make his own adventures, and Bowman does so by sneaking out at night to fly in the dark. After a race with his friends is interrupted by an owl, Bowman makes a discovery that the village of Wellwood hasn’t seen in generations.
I set some small but concrete goals for myself this month. It is the month of Camp NaNoWriMo, but I’m going to skip it this time around because I don’t think I have the focus to work on just one story that much. I may try to open prompts of some kind soon.
June will hopefully be a more relaxing month for things. I have some projects I want to poke at, and I will make some time for them now that my other stuff with deadlines is momentarily out of the way. May was a little bit hard on my writing confidence, but I think it’s bouncing back! Yay!
Work on my smaller projects (Size Swap, Chase in Lilliput)
I was super excited when I made this blog. With how busy the year has been, I’ve sort of let it fall to the back burner a bit, and I want to spruce it up a little more. I intend to do more types of posts, and hopefully a little more often. If you have ideas for posts I could do, I’m open to suggestions! Just hit up my inbox!
I also have missed some of my other projects that are more lighthearted and done for fun. I’m going to get back to some of those.
I didn’t quite finish my contest entry last month, but I made a lot of progress! Since the deadline approaches, I’m going to double down on it, and I think Camp NaNo is actually a decent time for that! It gets me motivated to write every day, so I’ll already be working on things. I’m hoping it will help me knock out that contest entry quickly.
This month I definitely plan to do some Letters from Camp posts, with excerpts and thoughts on the process as I go.
I will once again be working on Imperfect Storm, the story of how Elias Dawn and Eral the Arbor Pixie came to be such a good duo.
This was a long time coming. I’m so glad I can finally make the book even more accessible. To everyone who encouraged me along the way, I owe you my thanks for this milestone in my publishing efforts. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Follow the tale of a plucky wood sprite with confidence that far outsizes his humble four-inch height as he encounters humans for the first time. His village hasn’t met with these would-be giants in generations, enough that they nearly forgot they existed. Bowman, of course, deals with the discovery in true Bowman fashion: by snarking the hell out of them.
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Prepare for Camp NaNoWriMo in April – outline a story
Work on a Bowman of Wellwood eBook version
February saw a few goals met, and progress made on the longer-running ones. It was also a stressful time in Real Life, which sort of eats into my time and energy to do writerly things. However! I’m not too discouraged, and I am excited to get even more done in March.
Friendly reminder: If you have a prompt or an idea for a post, be sure to check out the contact page, which contains a form to send an idea right to me (it is anonymous; you don’t even have to fill in a name if you don’t want to!).
January was a busy one with the goals I had set, and with a pretty significant drain on my energy that came about at work, but I made good progress on many of my goals the last month. I also got to take a very relaxing and much needed vacation to recharge some of the writing motivation.
There is nothing quite like good friends, cozy days, and not having a schedule.
Friendly reminder: If you have a prompt or an idea for a post, be sure to check out thecontact page, which contains a form to send an idea right to me (it is anonymous; you don’t even have to fill in a name if you don’t want to!).