A delayed bi-monthly writing update!
September: A pretty busy month. The start was spent in California, and then it was back to Scotland and getting ready for the new school year at Napier and starting a PgCert in Teaching and Learning. My main writing projects this month were finishing the edit of Frozen Book and also editing the Co-Written Book. Halved or thirded the total words edited, depending on how detailed the changes were. In Frozen Book, I was changing it from first person to past, and also changing one viewpoint to a dramatic monologue, as well as characterization and plot changes, so it ended up changing a fair amount. Likewise with Seven Devils, though mostly because we were deepening worldbuilding and ensuring each chapter was focalised to a specific character. I also did a bit of nonfiction/academic work, plus did a school visit and an editing workshop.
October: Another month of editing both books. I finished and sent off Frozen Book, and very nearly finished Co-Written Book. Bit of academic work as well. World count was lower as sometimes I was just doing readthroughs/little tweaks, which I don’t bother counting in terms of word count. Events: a library visit, a Shoreline of Infinity event.
Total this year: 237,655 words
And so my usual slow and steady pace adds up to a decent chunk of words. Just one more bi-monthly update this year to go. I’m hoping to finish my current projects and see what happens with them. I’m in that weird limbo state of being (hopefully) in between contracts, whic his always a bit stressful. Next month, I’ll probably be doing a lot of plotting of new projects, which will be a nice break from what has, at times, felt like eternal editing!