Writing update: December 2020

I’m quite pleased to say that for the first time in what feels like a long time, I get to start one of my writing updates on a positive note: November was a fairly good month for me.

It was busier than I expected, and in different ways than I expected. While I didn’t quite accomplish everything I wanted to, I did make some great progress. Enough progress, at least, that I ended the month on a rather happy note.

Novel-length WIPs

I’ll get the bad news over with quickly here: I didn’t get any editing or querying done on BC. This wasn’t unexpected, though. I figured I would be too focused on other areas to give this WIP much attention.

The good news, though, is that I got a lot of work done on N. I told you last month that I was planning to take part in NaNoWriMo throughout November. I followed through with that, though not entirely successfully. I didn’t manage to write every day, nor did I reach the 50,000-words goal. I did, however, write more than 16,000 words throughout the month—more than I’ve written in a single month in… well, I don’t even know how long.

So while it seems like my novel-length work was hit and miss in November, those 16,000 words on their own leave me feeling rather successful.

Short stories

Here’s where I dropped the ball again. Because I was so focused on N, as well as my usual other work, I didn’t get any short story work done this month. So I’ll need to make sure to add that back in to my routine in December.

To sum it up…

November, while a mix of getting-things-done and dropping-the-ball, was relatively successful. I’m quite happy with what I did get done, and I consider NaNoWriMo a win, even if I didn’t technically win. I’ll tell you more about how the experience went, overall, in another post, though.

In terms of what’s coming in December, well, I’m hoping to get a bit better about balancing my projects. I have a plan in place, so we’ll see how it turns out.

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