It’s the last day of March. I have a novella and a novelette out in the world. I’m ahead of the plan.
Despite my ever-present disappointment at the amount of work I put into writing, I’m actually pretty pleased with myself. Putting in the time and effort to achieve the first phase of this year’s goals feels great. To have actually made some sales during the first few days after publication feels absolutely amazing!
Still, laurels are for emperors to wear, not writers to sit on.
My plan for this year is to produce 4 novellas in total, one every three months. Although I managed the majority of this year’s work between Feb 14th and March 27th, I’m sticking with the original time scale. Yes, I could say I have set myself a precedent and expect 30k words each and every month, but that’d be outright daft. When I set myself the challenge of writing 17.5k words in 24hrs, there’s no way on Earth that I expected to succeed. All though my opinion may change in the future, I’m putting that experiment down to an adrenaline-fueled fluke.
So, what’s the next goal? Well, I said I’d probably fit something different between the installments of Mona Kit’s adventures but the story is just growing in my brain. I’d like to expand upon the characters, make more of the ideas in my head and explore the world a little more. With that in mind, I’m looking to have another Nukelandia novella out by the end of June this year. If I have any free time outside of that, well, I’ll just have to keep my mind open and my fingers typing.
That’s it for now. Thanks for taking the time to read, and if you enjoyed the adventures in Scavenger Hunt, please feel free to hang around for the next installment.