Reflections of an Unknown Writer – February 2019

Where to start? It’s been a while since I last wrote one of these, because I’ve decided to only post them once a month. This is to enable me to alternate them with other content. So this is, I suppose, a monthly update now.

I have written. And edited. And set myself some goals for the first quarter of 2019!

I am aiming for a short story a week, ten scenes edited of Elondria a week, entering #blogbattle every month, and finding a short story/flash fiction contest to enter before the end of March.

It seems like quite a lot, but considering my resolution to decrease my social media time, I actually haven’t been doing too bad at it.

I entered #blogbattle at the end of January, though I’m not completely happy with the story I wrote. I was playing around with an idea that I think I’m going to turn into a longer project. Something for the future that I’m not quite sure I’m ready to write at the moment.

I have been making steady progress with my read-through of Elondria. I’m hoping to get the notes ready so I can work on draft four during April’s CampNaNo. Though I’m enjoying going back through it, I am finding that keeping track of the bigger picture of the changes I want to make is difficult. I just have random notes scribbled in the white space of the pages. The notes would probably be better in a notebook.

But that’s another dilemma I’m having. I recently started using digital notebooks for some of my university work, and really love the idea of being paperless – but I can’t quite resign myself to not using paper notebooks. The big problem I find digital solves is weight and space in my bags when I’m working away from home. One tablet is a lot easier to carry than several notebooks.

I will have to make a decision though, and soon.

Hoping February brings us all lots of words!

~Viki

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