Month 5 of the Million Word Challenge is upon me. It’s been a struggle to stay consistent (fricken’ hand injury!) but I’m not going to let that keep me down!
Here’s my progress so far:
Words Written: 104,115
Stories Started: 7
Mediums: Short Stories, Serial Fiction, Novel/Novella
Actual Days Spent Writing: 69 (about 58% of those I planned to write)
Some of the themes/topics I’ve been writing about include Mummies, the Day of the Dead, ghosts, the Plague, death, sin, secrets, greed, sickness, sleep paralysis, asylums, vampires.
Cheerful topics, those 😉
Anyway, if you’re interested in a little more info on what goes on in my writing nook, check out my post over at the Million Word Challenge blog.
What’s On Tap
Never short on ideas, I have a bunch of stuff I’m working on or will be working on in the coming months.
- 2 short stories need finishing so I can sub them (not to mention the 5 or so others in various stages of completion)
- I’m outlining a novel right now (remember that Little Story Idea?) and hope to get started on it next month (I’d love to just jump in but the Plotter in me has a mind of her own)
- I’m working on some story offshoots of my tale The Lockwood Collection that I’m thinking of gathering into a collection (very excited about that!). Think prequel and stories about other members of the Lockwood family
- I still want to write a short story sampler (3 tales to start)
I also still have books to edit! A serial to finish. Another NaNo to think about (it’s never too early).
Does it seem overwhelming to any of you? It is – but in a good way. LOVING IT!
Photo: Steven Correa