I participated in #authorconfession for June 2017 on Twitter. It was fun and I found out a lot of things about Ari (the protagonist of Soulchaser) I hadn’t realized. Some things were obvious like her swimming naked at the beach, but what her signature looks like wasn’t something I’d thought of. I made a goal at the beginning:
6/1 write 1000 words/day on the rewrite of Soulchaser, finish the outline, & develop the antagonists.
That didn’t happen. The antagonists of this story remain just out of my grasp. I don’t understand their motivations even though I understand their end game. Writing more from their POV might help. Going into July, I need a better plan to figure this out.
The kids had school until the 13th, and up until then, I was pretty busy with the last few activities. there was a wedding on the 10th. We had friends visit from out of town that same week. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I have World of Warcraft raid with my guild. I didn’t find this spreadsheet until the 27th and that’s when I started really tracking.
Obviously, parenting and RL were my priority. We’re finally in more of a groove for the summer and they have started their summer homework. (Yes, my kids’ school gives summer homework. Reading and math.) The plan is to take the hour a day of them being occupied and get my writing done.
My phone is dead, and I’m relegated to the old iPhone 5 with the tiny screen until the new devices get released, so writing remotely is now a huge pain.
If you would like to join in for next month, check out JM Sullivan’s profile.
Please enjoy my excerpts from this month’s #authorconfession.