February WIPMarathon Check-in

It’s check-in day which means February is almost over!

So this month was intense because SCARDUST released on February 8! And I’ve been pretty busy with all the promo for that while also trying not to refresh Amazon rankings. Actually, I think I’ve been a lot more chilled this release, just happy to see my book out there and being read.

Writing Issues This Month:

I didn’t get a lot of writing done mostly because I had an idea that somewhat derailed the plan I had for the book. This forced me to go back to square one which has definitely helped me sort out some plot holes, but in doing this I realized that the book has become about one thing when really it should be about another. This means another major rewrite and reworking is in order, which is fine, it just means the word count hasn’t moved much despite me actually doing quite a bit of work on the story.

I’m also now working on revisions from my agent so March is going to be all about that book. I probably won’t get much done on the WIP at all. That’s okay. That’s how these things happen.

Things I learned this month:

1. I can plot and plan a novel like a boss! <<LOL! Apparently not, which is what I learned this month!

2. Writing is rewriting – not a new lesson but good to be reminded of this from time to time.

3. It’s okay to make changes. Just because I’m more of a planner now doesn’t mean I can’t change the trajectory of the story even once I’m 30k in.

4. There are never enough hours in the day.

What distracted me this month while writing:

Scardust’s book birthday; the day job; life.

Goal for next month:

Finish the revisions I’m currently working on and revise the plan I’ve got the fantasy WIP so that it’ll be ready for new words in April.

Last 200 words:Β Nothing to share this month πŸ™

That’s it for February, how did you do?

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  • Amy McNulty

    Happy book birthday again! πŸ˜€ I kind of really hate when I have to totally redo a project, but it sounds like you have the right attitude!

    • Thank you! Yeah, I don’t love having to do a major rework like this but if it means a stronger book in the end, I’m game.

  • Emma Adams

    Yay for Scardust! πŸ™‚

    Sorry to hear you had to go back to the start, but it sounds like you’re on the right track this time. Good luck!

  • Krystal Jane

    Lol! My plotting is not as boss as I would like to think it is either. ^_^ I changed my entire ending twice after plotting it out.

    So happy for Scardust!! Have a blast with your revisions in March! I love revising! πŸ™‚

    • Glad I’m not the only one πŸ˜‰

      Thank you!! I love revising too!!

  • It’s not about the word count but about finding the story! (That’s what I’m telling myself πŸ˜‰ But it sounds like time well spent. Congrats on getting SCARDUST out into the world!!! The colours on the cover are lush. Best of luck for a productive March!