January 31, 2015 by Ifeoma Dennis
So hard to believe February is almost upon us. I can’t exactly tell where January went.
Plus I’m super-excited because we have a new #wipmarathoner joining us, Kristyn! Please head over to her blog (which btw, has such a cool name!), and follow her on Twitter if you can! We need to give all the support we can to each other ❤
Last report wordcount + chapter count/scene count:
45 121 words and plotting
Current report WC + CC/ SC:
*insert sadly blerghhh smiley*
WIP Issues This Month:
Finding balance, which is more of a life issue than a WIP issue. I seem to have lost grip with how to multi-task, especially this January. I guess it had to do with me getting scared about my upcoming exams and studying like crazy (good thing is I improved!) and with five-days-a-week, 10am-8pm rotations, I always came home tired and all the spare time I had went to studying. Which is something I hope to correct in February, with my less tense, new 8am-5pm Pediatrics schedule (I want to believe I’ll have more hours to achieve things before I sleep!)
Four things I learned this month while writing:
The only thing I read apart from Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl, and a bit of Grave Mercy was my CP Yael’s work, which not surprisingly, taught me a good writing lesson.
Never be afraid to make things worse for your characters. Do not pity them because their adversities and the ever twists and turns makes for a very interesting reading that keeps you up at night.
What distracted me this month while writing:
Studying. Rotations. Traveling. I’m in St Vincent as I write this, and it’s been a bit hard keeping focused here since I arrived on Sunday, what with all the things I need to put in order before I head back.
Guess I could actually come up with all the excuses I want, but truth is this month got sadly lost on me.
Goal for next month:
1. Write. Find balance. Be less tired. Drink more coffee.
Last 200 words:
Can I take a rain check, please? I’ll definitely make up for it next month! In the meantime, here is a picture I took yesterday on the way to “town”!
How did everyone do in January? I hope we were all not lost!