May wasn’t an especially productive month, admittedly. As evidenced by the radio silence I’ve had here for so long.
I spent a good chunk of time saving all my work off a site where I’d spent a few years participating in a number of collaborative works and independent projects. Over 1000 posts. It was sad to say goodbye to a place that had helped to define me and the way I write. As I spent hours (and hours, and hours) going through all of this, I really began to miss the collaborative nature of things. Whether I realized it or not, it was a huge help to have others to be accountable to. If I went too long without writing a chapter, I’d feel guilty. It kept me motivated. Not to mention the wealth of experience I got from working with others and learning how to develop an idea with so many other minds.
Aside from that, I have been doing a lot more world building than actual chapter writing, but that’s the nature of things sometimes. My notes are inching up on 39k already for the year.
I have to keep reminding myself that it’s not a race. I can catch up on my words, and I’m not even *that* behind. I hate being behind at all, though.