My novel is moving along. I am always impressed with people who can actually complete the National Novel Writing Month (or whatever it is called). 50,000 words in 30 days is no small feat. I don’t think I could do it – and not have it turn out into anything worth reading (or editing). That being said, I am glad it is there – to get people writing, to explore their creativity, even if it lasts a month (or less). For me, I have about 20,000 more words to go (maybe less) and if I can get that done before December, I will be thrilled.
My short story project is also going quite well. 80 of 100 completed and I am pleased with some of the series, how they are turned out with surprises for even me. I finished up another theme today and so only have two more, both of which are in the fantasy genre. Perhaps that means something, that even though I enjoy ready fantasy, writing it is quite a challenge. That being said, I think it can be done. I just need a clearer path towards its conclusion (and considering each story is only 100 words, I think that is necessary).
Besides that, I have been thinking a lot about habits and motivations, what makes and breaks them. I’ll likely write more about that in coming journal entries.