May 30, 2015 by Ifeoma Dennis
Our 16th report wooh! Though it makes me sad that I’m still working on the same novel since the beginning. Anyway….on to May report!
Last report wordcount + chapter count/scene count:
Current report WC + CC/ SC:
WIP Issues This Month:
I didn’t do much writing this month, if I’m to be honest, I don’t think I can until August, which is when I’ll be done with my exams.
Four things I learned this month while writing:
I guess we’re told to start novels in the middle of the action but when it comes to fantasy, especially the kind I’ll call “abstract fantasy” like mine, where you’re introducing lots of new stuff, it might be better to start it simpler. To draw the reader into the world slower.
Also, I don’t think anymore that I would go through with plotting my whole series before writing. That would be too much. Instead, I’ll just work on each of my characters’ powers and motivations, and then refine my current plot. But again, this is coming slow, and I don’t expect to make much headway until August!
What distracted me this month while writing:
Life in general.
Goal for next month:
I have an exam next month, and another in July (hopefully), so I don’t know if I have lofty goals for next month. I guess a good one would be to just make more preliminary research on my other characters that would feature in subsequent novels, but whose motivations would help in my current one.
How did May go for everyone?