At the beginning of the year, I wrote up a list of resolutions. How am I doing on these one month into 2016? Let’s dig in and see!
Write 25K words a month: January was a great writing month for me, with over 40K in new words. I’ve adjusted my February word goal to 20K, though, because…
… I finished the first draft of Flare (about 95K) words and read through the ms. It hangs together surprisingly well (yes, I was surprised!) but I do have some big-picture revisions I want to do before sending it out to alpha readers this month. I’m one (big) step nearer to publishing the third installment of The Sunless World.
All of my current new words are going towards Ghostlight, the first book of The Shadow Lands. Here’s the working blurb:
Trevlyan Shield knew that Arabella Trent was trouble the moment he saw her hesitating on the side of a busy street one morning. But it wasn’t her sparkling eyes or dark ringlets that caught his attention—it was the way the sun shone through her translucent form.
Bella has no memories of the runaway carriage that hit her and left her for dead. Nor does she know why she was found so far from home. Those hours are a total blank in her memory.
Fortunately, Trey is no stranger to dealing with ghosts and other phantasms. But the rules of his profession are strict: spirits must be sent on into the afterlife. Any who linger are susceptible to corruption and being preyed upon by the denizens of the Shadow Lands.
Time is running out for Bella. If she doesn’t figure out how to return to her body soon, she’ll be dead for good.
I’m about 24K into the book, with less than half of the story left to go. Finishing it this month seems a doable goal.
How am I doing taking better care of myself? Eh. This is the one thing that gets easily shoved aside. I’m getting sleep and watching my eating, but exercise is one thing that doesn’t fit into my schedule (and *confession* I’m not fond of exercise so I don’t try very hard, either).
How about you? How’s your year going so far?