Are We There Yet?

Good morning! Looks like I’m sticking to my promise of weekly updates.. for now, anyway.

I don’t have much to update, really. Since I last posted, I wrote 1,298 words, all in one sitting. I finished Ch. 29, which was a doozy. So I’ve only written one day in the last week. There were spots of 3-4 months where I didn’t write anything, so I’m trying not to be too hard on myself, but I REALLY want to finish this first draft. I think I only have 2, MAYBE 3 chapters left! If I write a chapter a day, I will be finished by the end of the week. That’s only 2 hours of writing a day, more or less. I can do that. I just need to commit myself to it and actually do it, with no fear. Which is much easier said than done with me.

I’m still waiting to hear back from PitchWars. I’m not expecting to be chosen, but I could be! I’ll know by next Wednesday, which is perfect since that’s when I’ll be posting another update. Hopefully by then I’ll be finished drafting In the Shadow of the Necropolis, too!

I am a person who works well when there is a clear organizational structure in place. (It’s probably why I did so well in college – I knew exactly when things were due and could plan accordingly) I just need to sit down, make a plan for my writing, and force myself to stick to it. I need to send out more queries for Soulreader, finish drafting ITSOTN, create a revision plan/import into Scrivener, possibly outline a new book, write/edit some short stories and submit them to magazines… So much I can do, but I’ve convinced myself I can’t for whatever reason.

Time to convince myself I can.

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About Jenna

I am 24 years old, with a bachelor's degree in English. I am currently querying a YA fantasy about assassins and magical powers, and I'm revising another YA fantasy based on Mayan civilization!
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