January - End of the Month Update
Welp, so much for blogging every day. Life is dark in the editing cave. So dark.
I ended January with 114,681 words written, a first draft of Camera Obscura, a general read-through of that draft, and a lot of short stories, some of which need a good edit.
I’m going to put Camera Obscura aside for a little while and let it steep. During my read-through, I was kind of unhappy with how I did some of the set up. Which is fine, usually, but what I’m unhappy with is actually something I went back and rewrote extensively back in October/November when I picked up the story after having left for a few months. So, ugh. I’m thinking my initial idea before the rewrite was better, but I’m too close to the story right now to say for sure. Thus, I’m going to leave it for now and hope for some distance and a clearer perspective.
I should start editing the short stories collection soon, but I’ve had a slightly different concept for how to utilize them, so I might let that one rest for a week or two as well while I sort out those details. In the interim, I’m writing some different shorts that I’ll be experimenting with over the next couple of weeks. A different genre, a different style/voice. I’ll be publishing these under a pen name, so I’m curious to see how they turn out.
At some point in February, I’ll pick up The Blue Tulip and see what I can do with the content I have so far. Last I checked, I had about 40k written on it, but I’m not sure how much of that is usable.
I hope January was kind to all of you.
Winter’s hard. Have some pancakes.