The month of May is a big month. It's . . .
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month,
My birthday month,
And the last month before we can travel for the summer.
In January, I had big plans to release another novella this month and to have hardcopies of Skyline Mansion uploaded on Amazon. But I overestimated the time I'd have once school started letting parents back in and alas, I am not prepared this month. Not least being our family got covid last week and everything stopped for a week. (We are much better now.)
On a brighter note, I am in 18,000 words into Book 1 of the Crystal Lake series. Yes, I have for now, decided to keep the series name. But! It is no longer a summer camp. It is now a place where families vacationed. So a slight change ;)
But a little insight into my process. I had outlined a very general idea of the whole story. Then I started writing and very quickly, within the first chapter, my character decided that what I'd written was garbage and they'd rather go off in a different direction. I eventually brought her back to some semblance of my outline. Which brings me to today. My two main characters decided that they were tired of being the only two in the story for the last two chapters and have now invited five to eight other people to join on a daily a basis for a lunch party. That was very much not part of my original plan, but sometimes it's easier to go along and funner to see where the story goes :)