May’s update was very short, but I wasn’t feeling very well about myself or my writing, so I’m just glad I managed to write an update at all.
I had a couple of bad weeks this month as well, but I’ve been taking care of myself and I’m doing better now. I couldn’t finish the Burnout post, but I did start it. In the end, I did fulfill my monthly goals and I was lucky enough to get another illustration for one of my projects so I could share it this month.
I’m now trying to maintain my 100-words daily average, and it seems to be working. I was worried for a moment, because I didn’t know the “Total” in the new Scrivener Writing History was only the month’s total, but now that I know I have to sum them up, I’ve found out that I’d written more than I thought for certain projects:
- Heroes: 22100 (It was 22000 back in March.)
- Fireflies: 21800 (It was 21000 back in March.)
- Brothers: 43000 (It was 42000 back in March.)
- Academy: 33800 (It was 33000 back in March.)
- Feathers: 39000 (It was 20000 back in March.)
- Sanctuary: 53000 (It was 40000 back in March.)
Did you notice I’ve written a lot in Sanctuary and Feathers? That’s because I’m following a new method (new for me, that is): I’m just writing whatever comes to mind and will fix it later. I take notes about the things I already know I have to fix, but I keep plowing ahead no matter what. The result is more elaborate than an outline, but nothing close to a first draft. Still, I’m writing! As long as it works for me, I’m gonna keep at it.
My plans for July involve joining a virtual writing camp in Spanish and adding my OneNote notes to their respective projects.
Take care and Happy Pride, everyone!