What I did in December

Okay, as I’ve mentioned before, I’m TERRIBLE about getting things done in the last two months of the year writing-wise. Awful I tell you!

But this year, I may have found a way around the irritation that is the distraction of the holidays. On a good writing day I can get a good 5k+ on the page (on a spectacular day, I’ve done 14k, and on an insane day back in 2011 I managed a whopping 19K…. but that has never happened since). In December, I’m lucky if I get any. However, this December was different.

In the past two years I’ve acknowledged my failings in the last month of the year and pretty much given into the lethargy. This year, however, I managed to do that – in respect to actual novel word count – while still getting something spectacular accomplished.

I can’t exactly tell you what this is for just yet (Shhhhh, it’s a secret), but I managed to get down a full set of novel premises, and then write out two full Chapter maps for two of the novels on it.

All in all, I managed to get in about 12k words and have a decent jumping off point for when it comes time to work on this particular project.

As a fun bonus, I started work on a timeline for a particular universe.... it's a lot of fun, but there are things that happen off the page that I write down and then think "That'd be a really fun book to write!"


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