WriteMotivation June Check-In: Week One

WMJune14-150x150WriteMotivation is an awesome initiative. Writers submit their list of goals each month, and help motivate each other. Writers motivating other writers is great, and WriteMotivation is just what I need to get back into writing shape.

Unfortunately June is a tough month to get started because June also means uni exams, tons of late night study sessions, coffee and energy drinks, and huge amounts of chocolate. In between studying ten hours a day, and trying to sleep at least six, there’s not a lot of time left to do any actual writing.

Although, I did make some rather unexpected progress. Here are the updates on my June goals:

  1. Finish first draft of The Clumsy Magician (lower grade chapter book, 10-12k words)
  2. Go through edits for Drowning in Fear (lower grade chapter book, due for release in July)
  3. Format Valentina and Masked Mummy and get it ready for publication
  4. Edit YA novella “The Gatekeeper” (14-16k words)

I haven’t received edits yet for “Drowning in Fear”, so I couldn’t work on that. But hey, Valentina and the Masked Mummy is out in the world. I’ll do an official post for that as it ends up on more websites for sale. Paperback and Hardcover editions aren’t available yet, but hey, you can get the eBook version, so that’s a great start!

I’m at 8k in “The Clumsy Magician”, first draft, so I’m getting there. Progress has been really, really slow on this one. I wanted the story to take one direction, and then it took an entirely different one, and I’m not sure how much I like it. Anyway, I hope to finish it by the end of next week.

On top of all this fiction writing, I also finished a research paper for philosophy of law, my almost-final paper for the year. I have one more due during summer holidays. Academic writing is so much harder than fiction – at least for me – so I’m glad that’s done too.

How are you doing on your WriteMotivation goals? Any progress?

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