But overall how did it go?
It was nice to be writing something different. I love Beast Inside but I was getting a little bit distracted and itching to focus on something new. And I am actually quite glad of these writing months. It's a good motivation for me. I was planning on participating in August's Camp NaNo but I think I want to focus on finishing Inside the Broom Closet and editing Beast Inside otherwise I'm going to be pushing myself too much. That and I want to enjoy my summer. I want to take the time to get out and enjoy free time before work starts in September. So I cancelled August but I will do November if these two WiPs are finished with.
Not really. I didn't find it hard to balance writing, blogging, and work like I did last year in November. I think now that I was settled in and been working at the school for quite a few months I was better at sorting my time out. I could easily get into a routine with work and blogging. I have a posting schedule sorted out properly now so any days where I wasn't posting were just used for extra writing time. In the mornings before work I got all my chores done so I didn't have to worry about them in the afternoon.
How has the WiP gone so far?
I like it. I really do. There's stuff to edit but this one has flowed a lot more naturally than BI. While I've been writing plots and sub-plots have come to me and the story has taken different turns for the better and overall I'm pleased. I'm pleased with the characters and their storylines. I like where the story is heading. Inside the Broom Closet is quite different from Beast Inside because it's been very character driven. It's all about the characters, their histories, and how it is affecting their present. In Beast Inside, it's more about the situation and the monsters that are surrounding the characters and how they deal with it and are ruined by it. I love both WiPs and I like how different they seem to be in terms of focus. It kind of makes me confident that I'm not just writing the same thing over and over again, which is something I worry about a lot.
Also, the characters themselves have been easier to plan and develop since the WiP became more character driven. I know them well while I'm still developing Caleb, Joshua, and Ricci from BI now and again. But with Hannah, Brandon, Connor, Tess, and Ashley I knew them well from the start and since then they've developed even more along with the new plots. I'm less critical about them and the WiP than I was with Beast Inside.
This time around it's been a better draft and I'm more confident with this than Beast Inside.
It's just the ending I'm worried about. I seem to have a never ending WiP here...