Not quite sure how I managed to forget to post about the finish of the challenge, but I did! And now it all feels so long ago that I almost wondered if there was any point.
Of course there is!
So for 2013 I was doing new words by expanding the Blurt story with a goal of 10K and edited words on the re-write with a goal of 20K. Hit the edit, missed the new and kind of collapsed in that last week too.
At the end of it I was happy enough because it did put a fire under me. I got through a fair chunk of the re-write stuff I wanted to do, and on the Blurt I managed to expand out about 7K into something a lot more like a real draft. What it proved though was that my mind isn’t ready to go back to Blurt in an intense way yet. It wants time to let the ideas breathe a bit.
The re-write I’ll report on separately, but I made good progress. And meanwhile my brain has been pumping out new words in a very blurt like fashion on my daily commute. Not on anything I think will become a serious novel, but I don’t mind because it’s good to visit other realms. Too much sci-fi for too long isn’t healthy for my writing demon!