After months of misery, I’m happy to report that life is AWESOME. Medical problems still persist and my house is a wreck, but writing wise, life is good.
Last IWSG had me hoping I could finish chapters 8 and 9 in Isto. I did even better! I had breakthroughs on a character scale, decided to murder a character who had previously died due to a natural disaster, and gave an inanimate object a life of its own. I have 14 chapters I can confidently call finished and I added 7K to my total keepable word count.
So what makes me an insecure writer this month? I just made a pact with a friend to hold each other accountable. She’s aiming for a certain number of words a week, I’m going more based on concept. I must kill the character I mentioned earlier. Oh, I’m all sorts of excited to do so, it’s just getting it all laid out properly. Can I get all the scenes finished before next Tuesday? We shall see.
IWSG Question of the Month: Did you ever say “I quit?” If so, what happened to make you come back to writing?
Honestly? Nope. I’m a bit of an odd duck when it comes to writing. I have no great aspirations of commercial success. I don’t do prompts. I don’t write for other people. I don’t try to make stories work.
I write to tell Derek’s tale. Oh, I might deviate from time to time if I’m invited/encouraged to participate in an anthology. Especially if inspiration strikes. But I always return to Derek. If I lost him, then yeah, I might quit. Until then, I will keep plugging to share him with other people.
How was your May? Do you have an accountability partner? How do your approach your writing/creative goals?