Wednesday, February 7, 2018

What If It's All About Love #IWSG #SpecFic

The IWSG was created by Alex J. Cavanaugh. February's co-hosts are Stephen Tremp, Pat Garcia, Angela Wooldridge, Victoria Marie Lees, and Madeline Mora-Summonte. Please visit the other participants here.
My biggest insecurity this month is getting back on track with my rewrite/edit of Forged (The Fate Challenges #2). When I was working on the rewrite, everything was going well. I often was hitting 1,000-2,000 words per session, and I felt like what I was writing was shaping up into the novel I hope Forged will end up being. Unfortunately, I didn't get that many days to work on Forged during January, so I only rewrote 11,000 words instead of the 20,000 I was going for. So somehow I'm going to have to increase my pace because I would really love to have this rewrite finished by the end of April. Wish me luck!

February's question: What do you love about the genre you write in most often? Is everything an acceptable answer? I write speculative fiction, which is a fancy umbrella term featuring "what if" scenarios often in the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. I suppose if I had to pick one thing I love about the genre is the ability to create new worlds or modify the ones existing around us. I can let my imagination run.

What is your insecurity this month? What do you love about the genre you write most often?

Though I did only rewrite 11,000 words in Forged instead of 20,000 words in January, I did finish a critique of my critique partner's newest novel.

I only have one main goal for February, which is rewrite/edit 20,000 words in Forged, which will put the manuscript up to 31,000 words (or about a third finished).

What are your goals for February?

2018 Stats
11,055 words written
11,055 words edited
78,212 friends' words edited

Also, I'm hosting a monthly giveaway where one person a month has a chance to win one of my ebooks. You can enter the giveaway here.