July was mostly a loss. There were a lot of real life issues to deal with, plus a slight obsession over vp results, plus forcing my brain to work on a novel when it didn’t want to. I should have stuck with the shorts. So all I did in July was 4 critiques. Oh I tried to do much more, but each attempt resulted in some excuse or physical manifestation of the stress that nothing got done. So I came up with a new approach.
Feed the monster what it wants.
The muse wants short stories: she gets 3 to revise, 1 to write, then I get to play with the novel. I don’t have to give up the shorts. I’m hoping once I’m happy with the outline and the new race I need to build, that it’ll be easier to jump into the novel writing. But that’s something to deal with in September. Right now, short stories, and building blocks of a novel. And critiques of course. Many many critiques.
Onward and upward, my friends. Hope you had a better month than I did. 🙂 Good luck with August, because my job is not getting any easier, and my workouts are about to take center stage.
PS I read! does that count?