Progress Update

It’s been a week and a couple days now since the first update. I still haven’t made any progress. I find it hard to find time to write every day, there’s always something or someone that needs my attention.

Last week, I was able to do some work on the second main character, Traxel, but his character sheet still isn’t done on Bibsco. It would be amazing if by the end of this week, going from today to Saturday, I could get his info done.

The main things stopping me from working on this novel are my jobs. One requires me to be focused on it 6 hours a day, three days a week and the other requires a day, anywhere between 2-5 hours, plus I’m practically on-call for it too. Last week I made a slideshow for it, and it turned out amazingly, but it took me all afternoon to do.

Going forward, I’m trying to rework my plan. I’m thinking of waking up earlier to write before starting my day. I currently wake up at either 7 or 7:30, so if I change that to 6 or 6:30, it’ll give me writing time. Another idea is going to a writing space I was recently told about. The Write Space in Orange would be perfect and from the pictures, it would be a similar environment to the writer’s retreat. The only problem with it right now is the cost and getting there.

I’m keeping hope alive and will use my resources to get this novel done!

This is Just the Beginning.

A week ago, I was finishing my last day at the Writer’s Retreat. I had made a plan to write for 30 minutes a day. Even set notifications on my phone to remind me and let me know what to focus on that day. (Mon. & Tues. is for world-building, Wed. & Thurs. is for character development, Fri. is for dialogue and chapter outlines, and Sat. & Sun. is for reflecting and planning the next week.)

The only problem is, that I didn’t account for actual life getting in the way. I knew I still had to go to work and be a productive human. I planned to do my writing around 6:30. That way, I wouldn’t be in the middle of anything, I would likely be at home, able to relax and write. Monday, that didn’t happen. Tuesday, nothing. Wednesday, a whole lot of nothing. Thursday (today), I’m taking action and making a plan.

The original plan. A look at the basics of my day.

Come tomorrow, there will be progress! I am determined to have this workout and so it will.