I Want to Read:
– Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis
– Women Destroy Fantasy by various authors
– Shadowplay by Laura Lam
I Want to Edit:
A Promise Broken
Of the above I’ve accomplished everything! And a little more to boot, actually, as I’ve also been betareading and managing to work on a few shorter pieces I had lying around. But most of February has gone into the final round of edits and polishes for A Promise Broken and it is finally all done and prepped and shiny! And then I spent some time rewriting All Our Good Intentions again, wrote a not-so-silly little literary fairytale that I’m going to have to explore in some more depth soon, and… No, I think that covers it. I wrote some (really bad) poetry that was just for me, so it doesn’t count.
Anyway, this all leaves me with a bit of a problem for March. Because I didn’t want to write multiple pieces at once. Even if I did, I’d want to work on the secondary world urban fantasy story people expressed interest in rather than a whole new shiny story (even if people also expressed interest in that), and I need to be working on the sequel to Promises. That should go much faster now that I’ve temporarily abandoned my resistance to writing the story the way it wants to be written instead of how I want it to be written. But I’m probably going to end up juggling multiple pieces purely because my brain has decided it wants to chase all the shinies all at once. It worked last year, albeit slowly, so hopefully it won’t be the disaster my brain is insisting it will be.
So! Let’s look at the plans for March!
I Want to Read:
– Retold: Six Fairytales Reimagined by various authors
– Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone
– Climbing the Date Palm by Shira Glassman
I Want to Write:
10,000 words of fiction
Still sticking to a fairly light month in some ways. We’ll see how well it goes and work future monthly goals out from there. I’ll have to scale them up if I want to reach this year’s goal of producing 250,000 words of fiction. I’ll be… roughly 20,000 words behind schedule at the beginning of March, so those 10,000 words are desperately needed. I’m confident I can catch up over the course of the year, but it’s not a nice number.
The books should be fine and doable. I think both Retold and Climbing the Date Palm are relatively short in terms of word count?
Anyway, Retold I’m very curious about. I’d normally try to keep it pushed back a little both because it’s a short story collection and because it’s still a very recent addition to my pile. I’d have liked to read one of the older collections on it first. But nope. I’m really really in the mood for this one, so this one it shall be. ^_^
Three Parts Dead is one I’m going to read for a readalong in March, though whether I’ll manage to participate officially is anyone’s guess. I think I’m better-suited to buddy reads and book conversations between myself and a friend or two. But we’ll see! I hope to have fun with it either way!
Climbing the Date Palm is hopefully going to be a light and fluffy and wonderful story. ^_^