Largely trapped at home, save for work, thanks to COVID-19 self-isolation, I did manage to get a lot of writing done during the month of April. I fell short of my 30,000 word count goal for Camp NaNoWriMo; however, I did come close to completing Descent‘s rough draft. I am down to four chapters, according to the outline. So despite not hitting my marker, I will count April as a win because I can finally see the light at the end of the tower.
I reached some scenes I had been looking forward to for quite some time. I also got to write some new characters who I adore. I like to think I crafted some really great lines and scenes, but I’ve also had a lot of dark spirals into doubt and impostor syndrome. I try not to entertain such feelings, but it did latch in fairly hard, using the roughness of my draft to mock me. But as always, I know that sensation will pass. It only takes time.
On a lighter note, I did cave and marathon Tiger King. I had to see why my Facebook timeline had been consumed by tigers and rednecks, and it was as much of a train wreck as I had imagine. Like a good train wreck, I could look away. Beyond that, I didn’t really start watching anything new during the month as writing took the bulk of my time.
With Peace Talks by Jim Butcher on its way this July, I have finally begun to read Skin Game. It’s been added into the rotation of the books that I’m currently reading, and despite my promise to not do this to myself again, I’m back at six books at a time. Darn it!
Finally, changes are once again underway on the site. I’ve been tidying up the Heritage Lost/Heritage Verse section of the blog, using more subpages for a cleaner look and sliding in new header images. I will also be polishing up the “My Writing” page in the near future. So please bear with me! Stay well, everyone!