OK, so NaNoWriMo did not go so well for me this year but I had so much fun doing WIPMarathon in August that I’m giving it another go! I look forward to reading everyone’s progress.
Marathon Goal: My ultimate goal is to finish the first draft of The Remnant Keepers. But, seeing as that is such a broad goal, I’m aiming for 30k each month.
Stage of writing: This is a first draft (still!) and is really slow going. I’m about 75k into it but there is still a lot left to go through because I overwrite everything.
What inspired my current project: Well, it’s a fantasy piece that I came up with early in the year, just thinking about people with different coloured eyes and how it could represent another person occupying their body. It just spun completely out of control from there. I’ve been largely pantsing it this entire time, creating characters as I go which is both fun and hugely frustrating!
What might slow down my marathon goal: Well, I have a full time job that I don’t particularly enjoy and does a good job of sucking my motivation from day to day. I have also recently opened an Etsy shop for bracelets and I’m getting quite frequent orders which are naturally a priority for me.
Best time of the day for writing: I tend to try and write in the evening once I get home from work but I don’t necessarily think this is the best time. I’d probably work better in the morning but can’t face getting up earlier than I do!