Here we are, summer is here in the north, winter in the south. Another month of crazy, colourful banners. They make me laugh. I hope you find them fun, too.
How was your June? Did you find the time to write, to meet your goals? Tell us all about it.
Here are our standard questions:
Do you need a little incentive for writing more regularly? Then this project is for you.
- Did you meet your writing/editing goals?
- Did you have fun writing?
- Did the P10K help with motivation?
- What are your plans for next month?
- Anything else you want to tell us, questions you want to ask?
Here are my answers for June:
- Last month my goal was to edit heavily and it started out well. Until… suddenly… after years and years of fighting with this WIP I realized that I didn’t have a story.
I had scenes. Some scenes I liked a lot, some even made sense when strung together into chapters and sections. But overall, there wasn’t really a story. The incentive was weak. Why would any reader care about my characters and their troubles if I wasn’t convinced myself?
I despaired and was ready to call it quits.
Then I brainstormed. At length.
And then I threw chapter after chapter into the ice box and rewrote the beginning.
And things fell into place. For me, now things make sense and I actually can get lost in the story and like my characters, something I missed trudging on and trying to get something better out of the old chapters.
Not everything makes complete sense yet. I know how I want to end it, I know approximately how to get there, but the more detailed and ‘finished’ my previous scenes and chapters get, the more questions arise, and hopefully get answered. So, at the moment, I’m rather glad I had this epiphany. I feel that I’m actually getting somewhere with this story. We’ll see how I feel in a few months. 🙂
Apart from that I also participated in the Friday Fictioneers and Crimson’s Creative Challenge. And I completed the poetry course I wrote about earlier, but this will be a separate post sometime soon.
- I had a lot of fun, felt a lot of despair and was ready to give up, and then had fun again.
- Yes. It prevented me from giving up alltogether.
- I had aimed for an Edit last month but I’m giving me a Project. I don’t think I deserve a Fail because I worked more on this project last month than I have in ages. And for July I aim at a P again, with 50 hours. I know it’s ambitious, but I think I can do it.
- Stay healthy!
How about you? How did your writing go? Please leave a comment, or a link to your blog if you write about it there. I’d really like to hear about your month. It would make me feel less like only talking to myself.
As always, good luck, and many good ideas for June 2021.
If you see this for the first time and this challenge interests you: Everyone is welcome, hop right in.