I've been very bad about updating the world on my writing progress. Luckily, this isn't because there hasn't been in. However, what there has been has mostly occurred in small sporadic doses that left not much to show for them. For example, today I worked for over an hour, but as I only wrote a few hundred words, it wouldn't really seem like much to talk about. But I did make several significant small changes to my current short story that I shouldn't dismiss as quickly as the voice that tell me I'm a chronic underachiever want me to.
I have been writing some reviews and have composed a few short stories that didn't get mentioned on this blog as they have their own places to be posted. This week's short story is actually last week's carried over, but the one I wrote the week before that turned out rather interesting and quite different than I thought it would when I started it. This week's is fighting to be allowed to be an entire novel. I'm trying not to let it.
The weekly short stories are things I'm enjoying doing, but I am considering discontinuing them in favor of monthly stories. In the past, I was able to spend a day and have something I was happy enough with. But lately, I've been spending much more time on them. Yes, the end results are much better, but it's interfering with my work on my novels. I haven't made a decision yet, so if you wish to influence it, feel free to comment.
As to novels, I spent most of the last few weeks suffering a mental block in the Faerie Story revision. I made it to the point I was supposed to add a new chapter and froze. Friday, I figured out what the hold up was about and managed to solve it in time to write the new chapter on Saturday. It establishes a few things that I'll need to go over the earlier chapters to alter for compliance, such as the faeries are now all vegan by evolutionary design, and I have one other issue I wanted to add earlier mention of, so I may go back to the beginning for a very quick pass through it all. Or I may just skip to the parts that need changing. I haven't quite decided yet.
The new chapter introduces a new arc that's going to translate into several new scenes needing to be added later in the book, so I'm really not sure if I'll make it through this before the end of the month. A girl can hope though.