Check-In #6: Spring Writing Boot Camp

I know, I know. This is actually check-in #7, but I was lazy and running behind last week so the usual post didn’t happen. These days, it feels like I set goals for myself so that I can have the pleasure–ha!–of breaking them later. But for good reasons, I swear!

My initial goal for April was to draft, draft, draft like a crazy person on Amnesia Conspiracy. It’s Camp NaNoWriMo after all, and I have been a pathetic participant during the last couple go-rounds. This year is a step up from last, I suppose, when I didn’t even sign up for the April session. But it’s hard to take the positive approach when I already know I’m not going to win this time around either. There’s a loooonnnngg explanation for why, but I’m saving it for another blog post.

All I can say right now is that I have no plans to give up Amnesia Conspiracy. It just needs major surgery before I can dive in and start writing again.

Ideally, I was supposed to have my first round of revisions for FACING THE MUSIC finished by the end of March. (Kudos to chapters 19-20 for forcing me to rewrite you and summarily derailing my attempts at being productive.) Right now I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that it will be smooth sailing from here to the big finish. I am sending chapters to my CPs, which is exhilarating and scary all at once. Their feedback has already given me a critical eye toward the later chapters–and hopefully reduced my workload. 😉 I’m looking forward to implementing the rest of their suggestions, even if that means starting over at chapter one as soon as I reach ‘The End.’

Sigh. It never ends, does it?


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