Writing Progress: Week Ending February 2, 2013
Yes. The fact that this is the first Writing Progress post of the New Year means roughly what you might think it means:
Book of M:
- Background Notes Wordcount: 0 words
- First Draft Wordcount: 0 words
Story of V:
- Wordcount: 436 words
Grand Total: 436 words
I haven’t updated you on my writing progress since mid-December, and since that time until this week I’d written exactly… nothing.
The long and short of it? This means that until the very end of January, I hadn’t written a word since November of last year… I just went through a two-month long writing slump. If you’re a writer, you can probably imagine how anxious I was feeling after two months without a word of new fiction written.
What happened? The early part of December went down thanks to any number of little things here and there. The latter half, on the other hand, was dominated by the Holidays (about which I’ve already spoken here). After the Holidays came and passed, I might’ve expected that I’d be able to get back on the writing horse. But… other things took precedence throughout the entire month of January. The Casa Chez Watkins has been very busy, and there have been a lot of necessary things that have come up that needed to be taken care of.
Only toward the end of January did that flurry of activity begin to abate somewhat.
But, I expect in the next few months will bring a lot of busy times as well. Hopefully not so much that I’ll go through an extended dry-spell like that again… but I expect that more often than not in the next several weeks I’ll fail to meet my new weekly writing goal for 2013. I’m hoping, again, that things will settle down more and I’ll be able to meet or exceed that goal for most of the remainder of the year.
Well, that’s all the new I have that’s fit to print. Tell me, then… how was your past week in writing – or your past month for that matter?