As you may have assumed from July’s Writing Update, I didn’t achieve my goals last month. I intended to write 20,000 words, and ended up with 8,566.
I thought about writing about why I think I didn’t achieve my wordcount, but then decided it’s better to focus on what I did actually accomplish in July. So, here’s what I did:
I finished the Samael outline! That’s the one writing goal I’ve had this entire year, and it sounds pretty pathetic when I put it that way. No outline should have taken me seven months to finish, even if I was extremely busy.
I wrote up a review of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and also have a blog post scheduled for some artwork I’ve done. That doesn’t do much for my list of blog post ideas, but it’s a good start.
I started writing down notes and ideas for a revamp of a story I’ve been trying to figure out for the past few years. It was called The Illuminated World, and is now called Lotus Guard.
I continued plotting an unnamed story (which I’ve been calling Prison Break in my head, since that’s how it starts) and now I have a pretty good idea on character arts and story beats. The problem is that most of this plotting has happened in my head (this is normal in the early stages of a story; I go through so many ideas that writing things down isn’t exactly worthwhile), so now I actually need to write all of it down without forgetting it.