May Recap

Day 152 of 365:

The month of writing that was May….

May was….awesome.  Get this:  I wrote 56 pages of  new material for my novel.  The last time I was this productive with my writing was last November.  I owe  this in part to the writing course I ventured to early in the month.  What an amazing experience.  It was only half a day, but I learned so much about my writing and how to make sense of this insurmountable task I have placed upon myself.  (I also learned I am far from alone).

I approached my writing from different angles.  I started using a digital voice recorder (my dicto-stick!) and also implemented Character Sketches into the structure of my process.

Another approach, to keep my momentum going, was making more of an effort to take part in the Daily Post writing prompts, utilizing an extremely valuable tool that is always at my finger tips: The WordPress community.

I can also honestly say that it was sheer will and determination to start making some legitimate headway on my re-writes and second draft.

In other words:  I buckled down, and got my ass in gear.

Days blogged: 31 of 31

Progress on novel: 25, 673 words (and counting, May isn’t officially over for 3 more hours as I type this.)

I was totally on fire this month.

Onward to June!



-Janice 🙂


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April Recap

Day 123 of 365:

April was….

It was a month of strides and slides: For all that I wrote, I seemed to re-write as well.  Sometimes I feel like my writing is stuck on treadmill….. I’m moving, but not really going anywhere.

Days Blogged: 29 of 30 (argh)

Progress on my novel: 8100-ish words written.

Bring it on, May!


-Janice 🙂

March Recap

Day 91 of 365:

{Sidenote: This is my 500th post on Writing The Girl!  Do I get a gold star  or a hug for this blogging milestone????}


End of another month.  Yikes!

For me, March has been a strange, jumbled, and extremely productive 31 days.  It’s been a month of pushing my own boundaries and finding balance.  I struggled to get some of my posts published, mostly due to a shift in my focus.  I am happy to say I made quite a bit of progress on my novel.  Finally!

And yes, between here and there, I did a whole lot of creating…

and writing…



Days posted: 30 out of 31 (damn you, Migraine!)

Progress on my novel: 11,229 words (fist bump!)


Bring it on, April!




-Janice 🙂


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