I have finished the second major round of edits on The Black Sun!
It took a little longer than I’d planned, but I wrapped up the revisions yesterday. (Considering I added approximately 20,000 words this time around… I think the extra time was worth it.)
If everything goes according to plan, I’ll be finishing up work on The Black Sun in a month or two. Really finishing—I’m sure there will be another flurry of work sometime in the future, but I’ve gone just about as far as I can go with this particular story right now.
It’s the end of March! And, since it’s also the end of the first quarter of 2019, this feels like a particularly significant creative check-in. I’m trying to focus on 90-day goals this year, or at least breaking down my bigger goals into smaller milestones, and… well, the end of March is my first big deadline of the year.
The last two weeks have been... kind of awesome, actually. I've been: talking | looking | loving | shovelling | sleeping | daydreaming | approaching | figuring | troubleshooting | falling
In a lot of ways, February is when my real work starts—even in a good year, it takes me a few weeks to find my routines and start moving forward again with my writing, or photography, or… whatever.
This year, February has been a very good month.
It's been a good two weeks. I've been: going | thinking | making | trying | reevaluating | remembering | finishing | feeling | starting | getting
This has been a weird couple of weeks. Not in a bad way, but my schedule is... kind of a mess. I've been: thinking | stocking | accepting | wondering | eating | making | standing | getting | trying | looking
Every month, I share the articles and sites that I found most interesting. Here's what caught my attention in January.
When it comes to creativity, January and December are never great months for me. I spend December—what little isn’t taken up by holiday prep and recovery—in full planning mode, which is good, but it does turn into an excuse not to do the actual work. And January… despite my enthusiasm going in, it always takes me a bit of time to find my rhythms again. Add to that the one-two hit of the new year and my birthday, and I’m suddenly questioning everything.
That’s actually why I’m working on this post right now, when I’d already blocked out this time for writing fiction. I need to step back and take an objective look at some of this stuff, and talking it out here always seems to help me clarify my thoughts. (If you’re not here for my creative-process rambling, consider that your warning. I won’t feel bad if you skip this post.)
It's the first snapshot of 2019! I've been: easing | trying | marvelling | watching | rereading | rethinking | hating | organizing | looking | feeling