Hey, all! Hope 2021 is treating you well enough. I haven't been as active online as I usually am because I'm working on multiple projects at once!
1. I'm writing a YA fantasy novella for the Open Novella Contest (ONC) on Wattpad. Luckily, I made it through the first round, and I'm working to get the story to 20K words. Right now, it's at 12K.
2. I'm revising the mystery novel I finished in NaNoWriMo 2020, which is a rewrite of a story I've been trying to get to work since 2017. It's not the finishing the novel part that's been hard, but it's making a story that works on all levels! I let the concept get in the way of character arcs. Thankfully, this rewrite feels like how I always wanted the story to be, but I'm going through each chapter and polishing it.
3. I need to revise a completed novel and submit it to a publisher for a contract deadline. Already have a list of what to add and change, but I haven't gotten too far in this process yet. I tentatively feel like this revision might be easier than the others I've done because I'm so sure of where the story goes.
4. I've reached 40K on a speculative fiction romance; my goal is 70K. This is very exciting because I've struggled to get this story to work in multiple formats, such as a short story or screenplay, but this novel feels like the right go at it. I'm in love with the softness and "feel" of this story.
Generally, I try not to have so many writing projects going at once, but I'm happy to say I've been feeling more energetic and creative compared to where I was last year. I hope everyone is making progress on their projects. If not, I hope you get the rest and time you need to recharge.