The bulk of what I worked on, fiction-wise, is the Star Wars Fic I'm currently publishing weekly, both here and on Ao3. I'm quite pleased with how well the writing is going and, as always, I am stunned and thrilled by the reaction I'm getting to it!
The original fiction project is one I'll eventually tell you all about, but not until I get a little further along in the drafting process. I'll sit with this story a little while longer and then give you all an assessment of it and let you guys in on how I go about crafting such stories
Honestly though, between midterms last month, finals prep and the scholarship scrounge of this month, and the frantic rush to prep for the upcoming 'busy season' for both of my main jobs... I'm in a bit of a chaotic lurch. Good chaos, though, mostly.
That said, I'm not gonna go over the goals I set for March today (because I do not wanna kill my current productivity buzz) and I'm not gonna set any real ones for April.
All I'm demanding of myself for April is that I draft at least 30k, aiming for 40k, and that more than half of what I do end up writing be something story-related.
(I'd also like to get at least 1 query letter out, but that's not a deal-breaker...).
Anywhoo, it's Spring and Things are happening and most of them might very well turn out to be not-awful. There's still plenty to be hyper-stressed about, but I'm trying to fixate on the positives. It's really not any healthier (or potentially less life-destructive) than fixating on the negatives, but I'll at least feel slightly better about all of it.
I DO have just a little bit more time to figure things out before they go nuclear, and I'll tell you about them once I either get them settled or start my final approach on the point of no return... In short, I can currently cover my financial bases, in no small part thanks to my amazing Patrons, but there's a bit of well-timed juggling involved that doesn't look like it's going to be able to maintain its precision over the summer...
But that's not a critical problem for today and for the moment I'm okay.
We'll have to see what happens in the next 6 weeks or so.
In the meantime, I hope everything that YOU GUYS are up to goes swimmingly!