Happy May! I'm so glad it's spring. The flowers have all bloomed basically overnight and they've stopped forecasting snow, now it's actually here! I'm having so much fun going for walks now that it's not dark within an hour of getting home, it does such good things for my motivation.
Camp Nanowrimo was a lot of fun as always. I wrote over 52k words, most of it on Always Three and a couple of short stories. I also roped a couple of friends in with me, which meant zoom calls, virtual write-ins, texting each other yelling about the lines we wrote that we're super proud of, and crying over cute couples. I wrote SO MUCH PINING. I had no idea it was so much fun.
Here's what I have coming up this month:
I worked a lot on this story for Nanowrimo last month, which was great- I'm almost to the halfway point of completing it, including edits. I can't wait to share it, but this month I'm not going to be posting any new chapters. I need to get a little further in my draft to make sure that what I post is complete, so I'm going to spend this month doing hard outlines and reread after reread. I'll come back with a more complete plan as to the future of this story next month- I also have been posting it on Wattpad, but I'm not getting any feedback from it so this might not be the right platform, in which case it doesn't make sense to keep posting there. Don't worry, though, I definitely plan to finish it and share it! I just need to figure out in what form.
In the meantime, you can read the first four chapters on Wattpad here!
My Patreon has a new short story: "Lines to the Sun", a contemporary letter written by someone disappearing. It was fun writing a contemporary, but I still think most of the stories on there are going to be a little fantastical. I have a type.
If you haven't checked it out yet, you can find it here. For $3 a month, you get to read all of my new short stories- I have three available now!- with a new one that comes out each month. I have a new one I'll be posting on Friday the 14th, too. I have a couple in mind, but I think this one's going to be sci-fi!
The other thing I'm doing with my short stories is submitting them to contests and magazines in the hopes of getting them published! It's an entirely different thing, submitting my work, but I'm getting some great feedback and I'm hopeful I'll be published somewhere soon, which would be so exciting! I have three flash fictions that I'm submitting- one fantasy, one paranormal, and one sci-fi- and one contemporary short story. I can't say much about them yet, but I'm hopeful that eventually I'll be able to post a link for you to read them online!
During Nanowrimo, I usually have an epiphany on an unrelated story while I'm trying to focus on one story. True to form, while I was writing Always Three, my brain went You haven't worked on Runeless for a while and I got sidetracked with that. So! That's going to be my project for this month. I edited another chapter- a really fun one, I'm so freaking excited to share this with people it's KILLING ME- and I'm doing major revisions this month. Cutting things out, moving them around on my floor, drawing things, technical research, writing background lore that might not even be in this book, that sort of thing. I actually love it, but it's a little daunting.
And that's all I've got going on! It's a lot, but I like keeping busy. I have more projects that I'm working on, too, but no news regarding them yet. For random musings and what I'm reading and in progress stuff, you can find me on Instagram (here), and feel free to contact me here! I'd love to hear if there's anything you want to see more of or have any questions. I love talking about my books and writing in general.
Have a great month, and May the Fourth be with you! ;)
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